Holocaust Remembrance Day

Apr 26 2018
Holocaust Remembrance Day
10:30 a.m. - NECE Basin Auditorium
1:30 p.m. - NECE Basin Auditorium

A showing of the film "The Mission of Herman Stern" will take place on Thursday, April 26.

This is the story of a North Dakota clothier who rescued more than 100 German Jews from the impending Holocaust in Europe. Herman Stern, himself a Jewish immigrant to the United States, began by sponsoring the immigration of relatives, and expanded his efforts during the thirties until he developed a plan to settle hundreds of Jewish refugees in North Dakota, and had begun raising money for that purpose. While the onset of the war in 1939 stalled the larger effort, Stern continued to sponsor refugees and was ultimately responsible for more than 140 people coming to America and safety. The film runs for 32 minutes.

Panel will include Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas and Art Phillips, director/producer of the film, and others to be determined.
This event is co-sponsored by the ND National Guard, JCRC of Minnesota and the Dakotas, and Video Arts Studios.