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"Nobody Wants Us" Virtual Film & Panel Discussion

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01/27/2021
https://www.nobodywantsus.com/rochester Password: NWU
07:00 pm

Join the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project and the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester's Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information (CHAI) as we commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a special multi-day film viewing opportunity, followed by a panel film discussion on this new and important film and the lessons it brings to our present moment.

Nobody Wants Us: Virtual Film Viewing and Panel Discussion 

  • The film is available to stream today through Thursday, January 28th via the following link: https://www.nobodywantsus.com/rochester.  Password: NWU
  • After viewing the film, please join us on Zoom at 7:00pm on Wednesday, January 27th for a special virtual panel film discussion featuring esteemed members of our Rochester community and Laura Seltzer-Duny, Director and Producer of the film Nobody Wants Us. Please register in advance at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_x7wfGRPwTUiX_j9g7G3D1Q.

About the Film
In September 1940, three teenagers were trapped on a steamship in the port of Hampton Roads, Virginia. Along with 83 other exhausted refugees, the teens were hoping to be allowed on American soil— where millions of others in distress had safely landed before them. But times had changed. America was turning away refugees at this critical time in history. Would they be turned away too?

Nobody Wants Us tells the story of some of the last refugees allowed into the United States until the end of World War II. With this first-hand account of Holocaust survivors who resettled in the U.S. in 1940, our goal is to create a better understanding of the plight of refugees everywhere.

The relevance of this story goes far beyond the historical significance of the S.S. Quanza. It reinforces the concept of helping those in need in any way possible - especially in light of the United States’ response to the refugee crisis today.

After viewing the film, please join us on Zoom at 7:00pm on Wednesday, January 27th for a special virtual panel film discussion featuring esteemed members of our Rochester community and Laura Seltzer-Duny, Director and Producer of the film Nobody Wants Us. Please register in advance at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_x7wfGRPwTUiX_j9g7G3D1Q

This opportunity is free and open to the public.

For questions, or for assistance of any kind, please contact Alyssa Bourgeois at abourgeois@jewishrochester.org or (585) 241-8637.

CONTACT: Alyssa Bourgeois at abourgeois@jewishrochester.org or (585) 241-8637
SPONSOR: Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project & CHAI
RSVP: Please register for the panel discussion in advance at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_x7wfGRPwTUiX_j9g7G3D1Q