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The Christian Science Monitor

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     “Immigration policy usually speaks to a nation’s values. In her historical documentary “Nobody Wants Us,” the filmmaker wants to “help create empathy for refugees – then and now.””

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The Times of Israel

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     “The story of the Quanza is a timely reminder that individuals can make a difference” - Jason Guberman, The American Sephardi Federation



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     “The [refugees] on the ship were not allowed to disembark at all. So this group of dedicated women made home-cooked meals took them to the ship,” said Elena Barr Baum, Director of the Holocaust Commission, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. Such acts of conscience inspired a new documentary film “Nobody Wants Us.” "

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The Algemeiner

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     “Nobody Wants Us” tells the gripping true story of how Eleanor Roosevelt … stepped in to save the passengers on board, because of her moral conviction that they were not “undesirables,” as the US State Department labeled them, but rather “future patriotic Americans.”

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The Jewish Voice

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     "The 35-minute film by Laura Seltzer-Duny … intends not only to restore the history of the Quanza after 79 years, but to illustrate the power of individuals to change history and save lives.”

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Democracy Now!

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     At 41 minutes into the television conversation with Amy Goodman, Blanche Wiesen Cook talks about Eleanor Roosevelt’s involvement in trying to help the refugees on this ship. She says: “I wouldn’t say he (FDR) was an anti-Semite, but I would say… he did nothing about refugees. In the case of the Quanza, however, Eleanor Roosevelt… says, “These people will not be sent back.”

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