Films on the Holocaust

April 24, 25, 26, 6:45 PM
West Lafayette Public Library

Films with a Holocaust and conference-related theme will be shown each night and followed by discussion.

"I knew it was illegal, I did it because I had no other choice, I was beyond the pale of civilization, I owed no ethics to anybody. I owed no honesty to anybody at all if I could save imperiled human lives." -- Wiesel Sharp

The Long Way Home
Monday, April 24th, 6:45 PM

At the end of World War II, Holocaust survivors are freed from Nazi internment camps. For many of them, the joy quickly turns to despair, as most have no families and nowhere to go. Because of quotas imposed by the British, thousands are unable to legally immigrate to Palestine. Many are put into displaced persons camps to await relocation. Meanwhile, the world powers work toward the creation of Israel as a homeland for all Jews.

Los Angeles Times Review

Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War
Tuesday, April 25th, 6:45 PM

Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War tells the story of a daring rescue mission that occurred on the precipice of World War II. It tells the previously untold account of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to a life-threatening mission in Europe. Over two dangerous years they helped save scores of imperiled Jews and refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation across Europe.

Los Angeles Times Review

Salam Neighbor
Wednesday, April 26th, 6:45 PM

Two filmmakers fully embed themselves in a Syrian refugee camp, providing an intimate look at the world's most dire humanitarian crisis.

Film Website
Meet Your New Neighbors, The American Filmmakers