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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.

For more information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/390511238627.


-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 lauren.easton@wcny.org by Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. EST.

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