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Join curator Ilona Moradof on a tour of Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War, illuminating the organized rescue efforts that brought thousands of children from Nazi Europe to Great Britain in the late 1930s.

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As a professor of philosophy at Yale, a scholar of propaganda, and the child of World War II Jewish Refugees, Jason Stanley understands how democratic societies can be vulnerable to fascism. Stanley speaks with journalist Peter Beinart about the ten pillars of fascist politics, the recurring patterns he sees, and how his own family history influences his world view today.

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Jews are hounded by mobs and driven from Vienna in this 1924 expressionist film based on the satirical novel by Hugo Bettauer. The sensational film that anticipated the Holocaust and cost Bettauer his life was rediscovered in 2015. With commentary by film scholar Noah Isenberg (UT Austin) and a live score.

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RSVP for the Leo Baeck Institute’s Deutschlandjahr event in collaboration with the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU.

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Department store historian Michael Lisicky discusses how the Straus family rose from German-Jewish peddlers to department store tycoons and major philanthropists before Isidor Straus’s untimely death on the RMS Titanic. Featuring a pop-up exhibition of memorabilia related to the Titanic tragedy from the collections of the Straus Historical Society.

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