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Movie Monday Film Discussion: Jojo Rabbit

Event details
Calendar   Films
Location Zoom
Date Mon, Nov 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1h

The conversation will take place on the online platform Zoom. A link to join will be sent to registered guests via email one hour before the start of the program.

Join the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum every third Monday of the month for a discussion on Holocaust and human rights films moderated by Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum historians, film professionals, and other experts. It is encouraged that participants watch the film on their own before engaging in the discussion.

This month's discussion on Jojo Rabbit will be moderated by Dr. Sara Abosch-Jacobson, Chief Education Officer at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, and Dr. Gavriel Rosenfeld, Professor of History at Fairfield University and author of Hi, Hitler: How the Nazi Past is Being Normalized in Contemporary Culture.

Jojo Rabbit is available to rent on YouTube or available to view on HBO with a subscription. Please register for one ticket per device used.

About Dr. Sara Abosch-Jacobson
Dr. Sara Abosch-Jacobson is the Chief Education, Programs, and Exhibitions Officer for the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. An experienced educator, she has researched, taught and written on Jewish culture and history. She holds a PhD in modern European and Jewish history, an MA in modern British and Jewish history, and an MA in Political Science with a concentration in Civil/Military Relations.

About Dr. Gavriel Rosenfeld
Gavriel D. Rosenfeld is Professor of History at Fairfield University. He received his B.A. in History and Judaic Studies from Brown University in 1989 and his Ph.D. in History from UCLA in 1996. His areas of specialization include the history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, memory studies, and counterfactual history. He is the author of several books, including The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism from World War II to the Present, Building after Auschwitz: Jewish Architecture and the Memory of the Holocaust, The World Hitler Never Made: Alternate History and the Memory of Nazism, and Munich and Memory: Architecture, Monuments and the Legacy of the Third Reich. He edits the blog, The Counterfactual History Review, and is an editor at the Journal of Holocaust Research.

About Jojo Rabbit
Jojo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism as World War II continues to rage.

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