This documentary, based on the book by Gabrielle Simon Edgcomb, tells the little-known story of Jewish intellectuals who escaped Nazi Germany to the US in the 1930s. Confronted with antisemitism at American universities and public distrust of foreigners, they secured teaching positions at traditionally black colleges in the then-segregated South. The complex interactions between these two groups are recalled through historic footage and moving firsthand testimonials by African American and Jewish scholars, activists, and artists.
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"Night Ghost" (Nachtgespenst) is a Cabaret song from the Weimar Republic in Germany, 1930. The music was composed by Rudolf Nelson and the lyrics were written by Friedrich Hollaender.
Porraimos, the Romani word meaning “the devouring,” is the first American documentary to expose how eugenics was used to persecute not only Jews, but also Gypsies.
In 1943, Gonzalo Méndez sued the Westminster School District of Orange County, California, in order to end segregation in the public schools.
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What is a moral person to do in times of savage immorality? This question tormented Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis.