Wednesday Morning Film Series

Extraordinary Acts of Rescue


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Featuring discussions and question and answer session led by co-founders of Chhange, Dr. Seymour Siegler, Ed. D, and Professor Jack Needle.

10:00 AM to noon
Brookdale Community College
Chhange Center, next to Bankier Library

Seymour Siegler, Ed.D is a retired Professor of Psychology and Human Services at Brookdale Community College. In May 1979, he, along with Professor Jack Needle, founded the organization now named the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education at Brookdale Community College. Dr. Siegler is a former member of the NJ Commission on Holocaust Education, former Chair of the NJ ADL Education Committee and frequent presenter at conferences of the Association of Holocaust Organizations, Council for Holocaust Education, and Scholar's Conference.

Professor Jack Needle is a recognized scholar of the Holocaust and World War II. He received more than a dozen fellowships and scholarships during his academic career, including a Fulbright to the University of Jordan, an English-Speaking Union Scholarship to Oxford University in Great Britain and a scholarship from the NJ Commission of Holocaust Education to study at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem in 1987.

the courage to care 
Two short films investigating altruism

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bearing Witness: American Soldiers and the Holocaust
American soldiers tell their stories about the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps.

The Courage to Care
Rescuers and survivors tell their stories about the non-Jews who risked their lives to rescue and protect Jews from the Nazis. It shows how individuals can act and make a big difference.

my knees were jumping
Rescuing children in danger: Kindertransport

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My Knees Were Jumping--Remembering the Kindertransport
The Kindertransport program enabled some 10,000 European children to escape the clutches of the Nazis. While these survivors were able to live in relative safety with foster families in the United Kingdom many of their family members who stayed behind were murdered by the Nazis. Kindertransport individuals and their offspring share their experiences and feelings.

the assisi underground
Underground and in hiding

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Assisi Underground
Staring Ben Cross, James Mason and Maximillian Schelle, this fact-based movie tells the story of an Italian priest who headed an underground operation to protect local Jews from the Nazis.


Professional Development hours are available for educators.

Tickets: $3 per event or $8 for the series / Chhange Members and BCC Students: Free
Pre-registration is available.
Payment can be made to the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education by check in advance or at the door.
Credit cards are not accepted.

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