Kurt Klein, a 17-year-old German Jew, emigrated to the US in 1937 to escape Hitler's growing discrimination against Jews. Once established, Klein worked for years to obtain safe passage for his parents out of Germany. America and the Holocaust tells the moving tale of Klein's struggles to free his parents, while exploring the complex social and political factors that led the American government to turn its back on the desperation of persecuted Jews.
The "Building a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence" film series is sponsored by AFSC, Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service, Temple Beth Jacob, UCC Peace with Justice Advocates, NH Peace Action, and the Concord UU Church. Films are open to all free of charge with donations gratefully accepted to cover acquisition of rights to show the films. Discussion follows.
AFSC's history includes efforts to rescue Jewish children from refugee camps in France and persuade the US government to admit more Jews who were trying to get out of Europe. With our British Quaker counter-parts, AFSC later was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for work with European refugees during the war. You can read more in the history section of the AFSC web site.
LR Berger, 603-496-1056