Thursday, April 25, 2013, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Seventy years ago, official Washington was alerted to the Nazi massacre of Europe's Jews when the pageant We Will Never Die was presented at Constitution Hall. Controversial activist Peter Bergson collaborated with Hollywood's leading screenwriter Ben Hecht to create the pageant. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was among the dignitaries who attended the Washington performance.
Join us as we mark this important anniversary with lunchtime remarks by Dr. Allan Lichtman of American University.
The event will also include readings from the pageant's original script by D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans, Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault, Theater J Artistic Director Ari Roth, and Adas Israel Cantor Arianne Brown. Holocaust survivor Dr. Alfred Munzer will share his experiences hidden as an infant in the Netherlands.
Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. Guests may bring their own lunches.
Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum, 701 Third Street, NW (at G Street),
Washington, D.C. - Directions
Suggested minimum donation: $10
RSVP at www.jhsgw.org or (202) 789-0900.
Event begins at 12:00PM
Presented by: Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington