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From Swastika to Jim Crow: Film Screening and Talkback

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Date |

February 1

Time |

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Venue |

Jewish Museum Milwaukee
1360 N. Prospect Ave.

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Based 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. Joyce Mallory, Organization Development Consultant for the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee and a graduate of Tougaloo College in Mississippi, 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, Dr. Fran Kaplan, who recently retired from her work at America’s Black Holocaust Museum, will facilitate a talkback session. 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.