From Swastika to Jim Crow - free public screening
We announced this film previously and it is now fully booked. If you need to cancel your reservations for the film, please contact the Jewish Studies program as soon as possible – there are many people who still want to attend.
This documentary presents the story of Jewish professors expelled by the Nazi government in 1939 from German universities. Confronted with anti-Semitism at American universities and a public distrust of foreigners, many found employment in traditionally black colleges in the segregated American South. The scholars found new meaning and purpose in their adopted homeland. Recognizing the common burden of oppression in their very different cultures, the film—with historic visual images—explores the effect that these Jews and their Black students and colleagues had on each other.
56 minutes. Followed by Q & A led by CSUN Jewish Studies faculty and Professor Marc Dollinger (San Francisco State University), author of the new book, Black Power, Jewish Politics.
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Co-Sponsored by Temple Ahavat Shalom, Temple Ramat Zion, Valley Beth Shalom, and Hillel 818.