||From swastika to Jim Crow /
|| Distributed by the Cinema Guild,
Documentary films ;
African American universities and colleges--Faculty--History--20th century ;
Political refugees--United States--History--20th century ;
Jewish refugees--United States--History--20th century ;
Jewish scholars--United States
||Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA
||1 videocassette (60 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Before and during the Second World War Jewish scholars who escaped Nazi Germany and immigrated to the U.S. faced an uncertain future. Confronted with anti-Semitism at major universities and a public distrust of foreigners, a surprising number secured teaching positions at historically Black colleges in the South. In many cases they formed lasting relationships with their students and had an important impact on the communities in which they lived. This is a story of two cultures, each sharing a burden of oppression, brought together by the tragic circumstances of war.