April 22, 2009 > Film benefit - From Swastika to Jim Crow
Film benefit - From Swastika to Jim Crow
Submitted By Miriam Mazliach
In April of 1933, the Law for Preventing Overcrowding in German Schools of Higher Education took effect in Germany. This law restricted enrollment of Jews and soon Jewish professors began to be dismissed from universities. This film tells of a number of these refugee scholars who were able to flee Germany and ended up teaching at the historically black colleges of the American South. Many of these colleges needed qualified teachers and saw that these refugee scholars, having fled oppression, might have special sensitivity to the experience of their black students who were living under the Jim Crow laws and segregation as a whole.
The Women of Temple Beth Torah present the thought provoking documentary film, "From Swastika to Jim Crow," on the evening of Saturday, May 2, at 7 p.m., moderated by Jack Weinstein, Director of Facing History and Ourselves. The night kicks off with a social hour and introduction, followed by the showing of the film from 8 - 9 p.m., and then a Question and Answer session.
The evening is a benefit for Temple Beth Torah. A donation of $5.00 per person is requested at the door. Appetizers will be provided and wine may be purchased for an additional charge. Temple Beth Torah is located at 42000 Paseo Padre in Fremont.
For further information contact Temple Beth Torah at (510) 656-7141.
From Swastika to Jim Crow
Saturday, May 2
Temple Beth Torah
42000 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont