From Swastika to Jim Crow: Film Screening and Talk Back

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dsc0801-version-2Based on a book by the late author Gabrielle Simon Edgecomb, ‘From Swastika to Jim Crow’ tells the little-known story of Jewish refugee scholars who escaped Nazi persecution by fleeing to America, and when faced with anti-Semitic sentiment at mainstream American universities, were hired for positions at historically black colleges and universities in the then-segregated South.

The film will be introduced by Joyce Mallory, Organization Development Consultant for the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee and a graduate of Tougaloo College in Mississippi. Mallory will discuss her experiences with Sociology Professor Ernst Borinski, a German-Jewish sociologist and intellectual who immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1938 and contributed to undermining Jim Crow laws in Mississippi in the 1950s and 1960s. To conclude the program, Fran Kaplan, recently retired Director of America’s Black Holocaust Museum, will facilitate a talkback session.

Museum Members $6
Non-Members $8
Free Parking

Sponsored by Jason and Dori Steigman and the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center. Offered in connection with Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, January 19 – March 25, 2018.

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Museum Members $6 | Non-Members $8

Open To Public


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Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center