Nobody Wants Us: Film Screening and Discussion
Featuring a Q&A with Quanza Passenger and Holocaust Survivor Annette Lachmann
Monday, September 14, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. | Zoom
Nobody Wants Us tells the story of three teenagers – along with 83 other refugees – who, in fleeing Nazi persecution, became stranded off the coast of Virginia aboard the SS Quanza ship. There, they urged the American government to accept them into the country. Watch this compelling documentary and hear from Quanza passenger and Holocaust Survivor Annette Lachmann in this exclusive film screening and discussion hosted by the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center. Conversation with film director Laura Seltzer-Duny and community member Don Hordes, whose uncle advocated for the Quanza passengers, will illuminate this story’s historical and contemporary significance on the 80th anniversary of the passengers’ acceptance into the country.
Presented in partnership with Northern Hills Synagogue and the Jewish Community Relations Council.