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“The U.S. and the Holocaust:” special program at VHM

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VHM: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

The U.S. and the Holocaust

Tuesday, November 15 | 7 pm

2000 East Cary St., Richmond, VA

 

On Nov. 15, please join Virginia Holocaust Museum, in partnership with Virginia Public Media, for a film screening and panel discussion for “The U.S. and the Holocaust,” a new three-part documentary directed and produced by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein.

It explores America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history. The documentary features a fascinating array of historical figures that includes Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles Lindbergh, Dorothy Thompson, Rabbi Stephen Wise, and Henry Ford, as well as Anne Frank and her family, who applied for but failed to obtain visas to the U.S. before they went into hiding. This unexpected aspect of the Franks’ story underscores an American connection to the Holocaust that will be new to many viewers.

RSVP by Nov. 8 to Brett Schrader at 804-257-5400 ext. 243 or bschrader@vaholocaust.org.

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