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WCNY and the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum Present: “The U.S. and the Holocaust” Live Screening and Discussion Event

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned public broadcaster, in partnership with the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum, are proud to present “The U.S. and the Holocaust” Live Screening and Discussion Event on Thursday, Aug. 25, 5-6:30 p.m. at WCNY-TV Studios and on Zoom.

The goal of the pre-screening and discussion event is to promote the new three-part series, “The U.S. and the Holocaust,” a film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein. Events leading up to and during the Holocaust are examined with the American experience kept in mind. Attendees will be given the opportunity to watch clips from the film before the premiere and ask questions during the live Q&A panel discussion.

The event is sponsored by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse, and Jewish Federation of Central New York.

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-David Lombardo- Host of “The Capitol Pressroom” and “CONNECT NY”


-Doris Schechter- Fort Ontario Shelter Refugee and NYC Restauranteur

-Paul Lear- Historic Site Manager of Fort Ontario State Historic Site

-Rebecca Erbelding- Historian and Author of “Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe”

-Michael Berenbaum- Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at American Jewish University

“The U.S. and the Holocaust,” a film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick & Sarah Botstein premieres on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

Members of the media interested in covering the event at the WCNY-TV Studios at 415 W. Fayette St. in Syracuse should contact by Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. EST.

About WCNY

WCNY was founded in 1965 as The Educational Television Council of Central New York. Today, it is a community-owned media company that produces content across multiple platforms, including television and radio programs, dynamic web and targeted email content, the WCNY CONNECT magazine, and social media. Through online streaming technology, WCNY has a global broadcast audience of viewers and listeners throughout the United States and 17 countries. WCNY operates four digital, pledge-free broadcast channels and three radio stations. Classic FM is one of a few radio stations in the world dedicated to locally programmed classical music.


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