TICKET: 2/28/21 Film & Discussion Hosted by the Sousa Mendes Foundation
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FILM STREAM from February 26th through March 1st:
ZOOM DICUSSION on Sunday, February 28th from 4 PM to 5 PM EST
VIRTUAL DISCUSSION of Nobody Wants Us hosted by the Sousa Mendes Foundation. Followed by discussion with the filmmaker Laura Seltzer-Duny, award-winning PBS Producer, in conversation Blanche Wiesen Cook, Distinguished Professor and the author of the three-volume definitive biography of Eleanor Roosevelt and Rebecca N. Eichler, immigration attorney and refugee advocate about the heroes that helped save these holocaust refugees.
TICKET PRICE: $8.99
With purchase, you will receive:
- link to stream from 2/26 through 3/1
- zoom link to discussion on 2/28 @ 4 PM
FILM SUMMARY: In 1940, a ship called the S.S. Quanza left the port of Lisbon carrying several hundred Jewish refugees to freedom. Most of them held life-saving visas issued by the Holocaust rescuer Aristides de Sousa Mendes.
But events went terribly wrong, and the passengers became trapped on the ship when no country would accept them. Nobody Wants Us tells the gripping true story of how Eleanor Roosevelt stepped in to save the passengers on board. Other heroes of the Quanza were the lawyers Jacob and Sallie Morewitz and members of the National Council of Jewish Women. This is an episode in American history that everyone should know!