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Sanctuary: A Haitian Passport and the Holocaust Arts and Culture, Education Afro-Caribbean, Caribbean, Haitian, Jewish

  • Event date: 06/20/2021 at 2:00 pm
  • Event end: 06/20/2021 at 3:00 pm
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Join Historian Dr. Cranston Knight for his monthly lecture via Zoom with special guest Artist Robert Sutz, presented by HAMOC.

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Half a million Jews lived in Germany in 1933, primarily in Berlin. Nevertheless, as political power changed as a result of Nazism, a wave of Jewish emigration began. The new Regime quickly passed a series of Racial Decrees, known as the Nuremberg Laws, which made life intolerable for all Jews. It ended their illegibility to be citizens, to marry non-Jews, hold office, or employment in many sectors of the economy. They were categorized as “subjects” and became nationless in their own country.

Come learn how Haiti became a place of refuge for many Jewish families.

This is a FREE event with a $10 suggested donation to the museum.


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    Our Mission is to promote Haitian art, culture and history in metropolitan Chicago and surrounding communities, nationally and internationally through advocacy, education and supportive services.

    Founded in 2012, The Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) is the realization of a dream by its co-founder, Elsie Hernandez, to create an institution that would hold programs and exhibits that will contribute to the rich multicultural tapestry that is Chicago. Since 2012 the museum has hosted a wide array of programs and exhibits showcasing Haiti’s rich culture and art as well as its complex history. We invite you to enjoy our changing exhibits, attend virtual and in-person programs, and safely visit to the museum.

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