A Voice Among the Silent
2014, Shuli Eshel, USA, 54 min.
- Sun, Nov 22nd 5:15pm
"Perhaps one of the most important documentaries about the Holocaust." – Ruth L. Ratny, Reel Chicago
An alarming meeting with Hitler in 1933 impels American diplomat James G. McDonald, a Catholic from Indiana, 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, discovered only in 2003. Chicago filmmaker Eshel (MAXWELL STREET: A LIVING MEMORY) details the life’s work of this unrecognized champion of human rights, who became the first U.S. ambassador to Israel. DCP digital. (BS)
NOVEMBER 22: Director Shuli Eshel will be present for audience discussion.