A Voice among the Silent: Film Screening with Discussion

Apr 24, 2017 6:00 PM | Goethe-Institut Chicago, 150 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601

A Voice among the Silent Enlarge image James McDonald and his daughter Barbara with Golda Meir in Tel-Aviv August 27, 1948. (© USHMM, courtesy of Israel Government Press Office) On Holocaust Remembrance Day, join the Goethe-Institut Chicago for a screening of A Voice among the Silent: The Legacy of James G. McDonald, which details the life's work of an unrecognized champion of human rights.

After an alarming meeting with Hitler in 1933, American diplomat James G. McDonald, a Catholic from Indiana, sought to use his position with the League of Nations to warn world leaders including Franklin D. Roosevelt and Pope Pius XII of the impending Holocaust. Although his tireless efforts to protect the Jews of Europe were little heeded at the time, they were recorded for posterity in his diaries, only discovered in 2003.

The filmmaker, Israeli-born Chicagoan Shuli Eshel, will be present for a discussion with the audience. Please register for this free event by emailing chicago%27%goethe%27%org,rsvp.

For more information, please visit www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/sta/chi

Historic Responsibility

Historic Responsibility

Germany is profoundly aware of the historic responsibility it bears toward the Jewish community and toward the State of Israel as a result of the crimes of the Nazi regime. This responsibility, a cornerstone of German policy, requires remembrance, reconciliation and ongoing vigilance - now and in the future.