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Film Screening "U.S. and the Holocaust" and discussion…

Film Screening "U.S. and the Holocaust" and discussion
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Filmmaker Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, historian Daniel Greene and United States Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Ellen Germain will discuss a special screening of a short version of the documentary, "The U.S. and the Holocaust".
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Filmmaker Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, historian Daniel Greene and United States Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Ellen Germain will discuss a special screening of a short version of the documentary, "The U.S. and the Holocaust". Her Excellency, Ms. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations will deliver welcoming remarks. Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary—General for Global Communications will moderate the event. The documentary examines the rise of Hitler and Nazism in Germany in the context of global antisemitism and racism, the eugenics movement in the United States and race laws in the American south. The documentary tackles a range of questions that remain essential to our society today, including how racism influences policies related to immigration and refugees as well as how governments and people respond to the rise of authoritarian states that manipulate history and facts to consolidate power.

 

Keywords:

Holocaust

Antisemitism

Refugees

Racism

xenophobia