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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Reconsidering the Catholic Church and the Holocaust

Event details
Calendar   Films
Location Zoom
Date Thu, Aug 20, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Duration   2h

Since the Vatican opened its post-1939 closed archives earlier this year, historians are gaining new insight into how one of the world’s most influential institutions, the Catholic Church, confronted—or failed to confront—the Nazi regime, particularly its persecution of Jews.

Holy Silence, a thought-provoking and timely new documentary, examines the role of Vatican and U.S. leaders in shaping the Church’s response to the rising Nazi threat and antisemitism spreading across Europe.

Watch the film between August 15–22. When you register for the August 20 event, you'll receive a password and link providing free access to the full documentary.

Join the live conversation on August 20. Our expert panel will examine this history, including how the Church’s response influenced its followers.

Capacity is limited. Register today for this virtual event on Thursday, August 20th at 7:30 P.M. C.D.T.

Joshua Moore, programmer at the Jewish Film Institute, will open the program. Dr. Suzanne Brown-Fleming, director of International Academic Programs at the Museum, will moderate a discussion with Peter Eisner, author of The Pope's Last Crusade: How an American Jesuit Helped Pope Pius XI's Campaign to Stop Hitler, and Steven Pressman, director of Holy Silence and the Emmy-nominated 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus.

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