Diversity Spotlight: Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent
Join us on Wednesday, November 5 at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Natural History for the free Diversity Spotlight film screening of Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent. This documentary explores how the civil rights of Jews were systematically stripped away in Berlin in the 1930’s, and how Joachim Prinz set out to restore the self-esteem of the German Jews. Knowing the Nazis were monitoring his every word, and despite repeated arrests, Prinz continued to preach about the value of Judaism. He saved many lives by encouraging Jews to emigrate from Germany. Expelled from Germany in 1937, Prinz arrived in the United States where he witnessed racism against African Americans. He became a leader of the civil rights movement, culminating in his work to organize the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
The film is rated G and presented in English in partnership with the Atlantic Jewish Council.