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The Voices of Auschwitz

Civil Rights After Ferguson

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A World Without Jews

Ebola and Ethics

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The Queen's Mother-in-Law

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New Families, New Traditions

Oro Macht Frei

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Above and Beyond

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Sunday, January 11, 2:30 P.M

The Voices of Auschwitz

Post-screening discussion with Wolf Blitzer and survivor Martin Greenfield

In this 50- minute CNN special, host Wolf Blitzer looks back at Auschwitz through the eyes of those who were imprisoned there.

Free*. Donations welcome.
* Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 11 A.M.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition A Town Known as Auschwitz: The Life and Death of a Jewish Community. Tour the exhibition at 1:30 P.M. Pre-registration for the tour is suggested. Call 646.437.4202.



Wednesday, January 14, 7 P.M.

Civil Rights After Ferguson

Author Darryl Pinckney in conversation with Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice

In a wide-ranging discussion, Pinckney and Cotler will discuss the struggle for voting rights, the place of Jews in that struggle, and where the Black-Jewish relationship stands now, particularly amid recent civil rights protests in Missouri and New York.

$10, $7 student/seniors, $5 members

Co-sponsored by The New York Review of Books



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Sunday, January 18, 2:30 P.M.

A World Without Jews
(Yale University Press, 2014)

Author Alon Confino in conversation with Liel Leibovitz, Tablet Magazine

Confino's new book, which Kirkus calls "insightful" and "chilling," explores how Germans came to conceive of the idea of a Germany without Jews.

$15, $12 members



Sunday, January 18, 4:30 P.M.

Ebola and Ethics: The Issues Raised by the Epidemic

Brooke Gladstone, host of NPR's newsmagazine On the Media; Dr. Joseph J. Fins, the E. William Davis, Jr. M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics and Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medical College; Professor Lawrence Gostin, the Founding Linda D. and Timothy I. O'Neill Professor of Global Health Law at Georgetown Law School; Reverend Jack Amick, Assistant General Secretary for International Disaster Response at the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Moderated by C. David Goldman, Chair, FASPE Steering Committee.

A panel of experts discusses how doctors, journalists, lawyers, and the clergy have been challenged to question their responses to this disease.

Free. Donations welcome.

Presented by FASPE: Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics



Wednesday, January 21, 7 P.M.

The Queen's Mother-in-Law

With Hugo Vickers (Alice, Princess Andrew of Greece)

Princess Alice, mother of Prince Philip, became sensitive to the underprivileged after her experiences growing up deaf. During World War II, she shielded a Greek Jewish family at the royal palace in Athens. Royal historian Vickers vividly brings this extraordinary figure to life.

Free*. Donations welcome.
* Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 4 P.M.

This program is generously supported by Museum Trustee Peter Kalikow.


Sunday, January 25, 2:30 P.M.

Oro Macht Frei (Gold Will Set You Free)
(2013, 70 min., English and Italian with English subtitles)

Directed by Jeffrey Bonna; introductory remarks by Alessandra Di Castro, Director of the Jewish Museum of Rome; post-screening discussion with producer Catherine Campbell and historian Susan Zuccotti

This documentary sheds light on the persecution of Jews in Italy with particular focus the Nazis' demand for gold in return for Jewish hostages.

The afternoon will also serve as the New York premiere of Memory Recovered —The Della Seta and Di Segni Family Films (1923), the only known video document of Italian Jewish life before the Holocaust.

$10, $7 students/seniors, $5 members

Co-presented with the Primo Levi Center



Wednesday, January 28, 7 P.M.

Above and Beyond
(2014, 90 min.)

Post-screening discussion with director Roberta Grossman

This film presents the fascinating tale of a group of Jewish American WWII veterans who smuggled planes out of the U.S. to fly for Israel during its War of Independence.

$10, $7 students/seniors, $5 members


The Museum's public programs are made possible through a generous gift from Mrs. Lily Safra.

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