Race and Society in Nazi Germany and the U.S.

Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Robert M. Bell Center for Civil Rights in Education for a film screening that will explore the encounter between two groups targeted by oppression, brutality, and forced segregation who were brought together by World War II and racism in their societies.

Having escaped Nazi Germany in the 1930s, Jewish scholars arrived in the United States only to face antisemitism at major universities. Many secured jobs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the South where they formed a special bond with students and communities.

A panel discussion will follow the film screening.

Charles L. Chavis Jr., Ph.D., Assistant Professor for Conflict Resolution and History, George Mason University
Rebecca Dupas, Coordinator, Community Partnerships, Youth and Community Initiatives, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Steven Fischler, Producer, From Swastika to Jim Crow

Edna Friedberg, Ph.D., Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Parking is available at the Student Center Parking Garage.

Join the conversation online using #USHMM

This program is free and open to the public but reservations are required.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

University Student Center Theater, Student Center Theater
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Alumni, Community, Faculty & Staff, Students


Diversity, Research


film screening, Race, Holocaust Memorial Museum, Robert M. Bell Center for Civil Rights in Education





Robert M. Bell Center for Civil Rights in Education


Contact Person

Dr. Simone R. Barrett

Contact Email


Contact Phone

443 885 4564


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