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Preserving Survivors’ Legacy Through Holocaust Stories

The Paley Museum
Jun 25 | Tue | 6PM |
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Holocaust films, whether scripted or nonfiction, remain a powerful tool to understand one of the darkest chapters in human history, helping to inform the present about the need to combat any form of hated or antisemitism. The stories of the Holocaust especially help to educate a younger generation about the systematic horrors of the Nazi regime, while honoring the experiences of the survivors and victims. Amid the rising tide of antisemitism, Holocaust narratives endure as a stark reminder of the dangers of unchecked prejudice and can inspire an audience to promote tolerance.

Contemporary filmmakers have discovered compelling stories that shed new light on the Holocaust. For example, 999: The Forgotten Girls of the Holocaust reveals the harrowing story about unmarried, young Jewish women registered for government service in a supposed shoe factory who ended up in Auschwitz. The television series The Tattooist of Auschwitz relates a real-life love story under the most horrific conditions. The Paley Center will bring together filmmakers and cultural leaders to explore new ways Holocaust stories are being told, especially to engage the next generation. The panel will explore why we must learn lessons from this dark past to combat antisemitism and work toward a more tolerant future.

Venue: The Paley Museum

25 W. 52nd St. Map
212-621-6600