Back to All Events

Race and Society in Nazi Germany and the US

  • The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place Southwest Washington, DC, 20024 United States (map)
 Professor Ernst Borinski teaches in the Social Science Lab at Tougaloo College in Mississippi in 1960.  Ernst Borinski Collection, Tougaloo College Civil Rights Collection, Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Professor Ernst Borinski teaches in the Social Science Lab at Tougaloo College in Mississippi in 1960. Ernst Borinski Collection, Tougaloo College Civil Rights Collection, Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Join us at The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for a screening of From Swastika to Jim Crow, an ITVS film. 

This film explores the encounter between two peoples targeted by racial oppression, brutality, and forced segregation who were brought together by the war and by racism in their societies. Having escaped Nazi Germany in the 1930s, Jewish scholars arrived in the U.S. only to face anti semitism at major universities. Many secured jobs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the South where they formed a special bond with students and communities. The documentary will be followed by a panel discussion.

Moderator: Jill Savitt, Special Advisor to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Participants: Dr. Joyce Ladner, Sociologist, Author and Scholar Activist; Hank Klibanoff, Co-author, The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation, winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in history; Steven Fischler, documentary producer

25th_USHMM_60K+4cOrange_RGB (1).png