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From Swastika to Jim Crow

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Race and Society in Nazi Germany and the United State


Film Screening and Discussion


Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:00pm


Location: Morgan State University, Student Center Theater, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD


FREE – Advanced Registration Required


Professor Ernst Borinski teaches in the Social Science Lab at Tougaloo College in Mississippi in 1960. Courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archvies and History.


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 (HBUCs) in the South where they formed a special bond with students and communities.


A panel discussion will follow the screening.




Charles L. Chavis, Jr., PhD – Assistant Profession 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


Moderator: Edna Friedberg, PhD – Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


For registration assistance, please call 202-466-8565. For more information, please contact events@ushmm.org.


Presented in partnership with Morgan State University, the Baltimore Jewish Council, and the Jewish Museum of Maryland.


February 27
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm