Harbor from the Holocaust: A WTTW Community Screening and Conversation
WTTW believes in the power of film to engage communities in dialogue around the most important social and cultural issues of our time. Our Community Screenings bring audiences together to experience the best of PBS documentaries, to spotlight societal and culturally relevant topics that can promote healthy discussions long after the film airs.
Join WTTW, The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago for a screening of Harbor from the Holocaust, a film depicting the flight of nearly 20,000 Jewish refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe to the Chinese port city of Shanghai during World War II. Take a deeper look into the acculturation of a new society through an intimate look at survivors’ families, their shared recipes, and historical context for the resettlement of Jewish communities during the Holocaust.
Immediately following the screening, Kevin Ostoyich, Professor of History at Valparaiso University, will moderate a panel discussion featuring Doris Fogel, Holocaust survivor and Shanghailander; Andy Kang, Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago; and Danny Spungen, Trustee, the Florence & Laurence Spungen Family Foundation.
This is a free event; please RSVP.