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Featuring a Q&A with Quanza Passenger and Holocaust Survivor
Monday, September 14, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. |
Nobody Wants Us tells the story of three teenagers – along with 83 other refugees – who, in fleeing Nazi persecution, became stranded off the coast of Virginia aboard the SS Quanza ship. There they urged the American government to accept them into the country. Watch this compelling documentary and hear from Quanza passenger and Holocaust Survivor Annette Lachmann in this exclusive film screening and discussion hosted by the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center. Conversation with film director Laura Seltzer-Duny and community member Don Hordes, whose uncle advocated for the Quanza passengers, will illuminate this story’s historical and contemporary significance on the 80th anniversary of the passengers’ acceptance into the country.

On Monday, September 14 at 4:00 PM, there will be a free online event screening a film about the SS Quanza, a ship carrying Jewish refugees from Europe that became stranded off the coast of Virginia in 1940. The film was made by a cousin of our member Don Hordes, and Don's great-uncle also features prominently in the film's story.

This event is being facilitated by the American Jewish Archives and the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center and includes both a screening and a discussion. There is no charge to attend, but participants need to register in advance.

Come and learn about this fascinating and heroic story!



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