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Main Title From swastika to Jim Crow /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Cheatle, Lori.
Fischler, Steven.
Sucher, Joel.
Toub, Martin D.
Sante, Luc.
Publisher Distributed by the Cinema Guild,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 52960658
Subjects 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
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM DOR LC2781.F765 2002 DOR Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/13/2013
Collation 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Contents Notes
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.