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Feb
21
Thu
Maryland Premiere: Above the Drowning Sea @ Jewish Museum of Maryland
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm
Above the Drowning Sea recounts the courageous intervention of Ho Feng Shan, the Chinese Consul in Vienna who defied his own government and braved the Gestapo to issue visas to Jewish refugees. In this film Jewish refugees and the Chinese residents of Shanghai who helped them survive in China recount their experiences, terrors and deprivations as well as the remarkable friendships forged across cultures, friendships that survive to this day.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Feb
23
Sat
To Catch a Thief: Constellation Fights the Slave Trade @ Historic Ships in Baltimore
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm

Constellation’s proudest service may have occurred during the three years immediately before the Civil War when, as the flagship of the Navy’s African Squadron, she led this nation’s fight against the trans-Atlantic trafficking of slaves. Tour and hands-on activities combine to bring into view Constellation’s active career combating the slave trade and her exciting pursuit and capture of the slave ship Cora from which she rescued 705 captive Africans. 

Purchase of ship ticket required – this presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required.

 

Feb
24
Sun
Shanghai Remembered @ Jewish Museum of Maryland
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm

Hear from Yvonne Daniel, the child of Jewish German parents who fled to Shanghai following Nazi persecution. Yvonne was born in Shanghai, far from her ancestral home, and as an adult went on a journey of rediscovery to try and fully understand her past. Join us as Yvonne imparts her story, one of many shared by the children of Shanghai.

To Catch a Thief: Constellation Fights the Slave Trade @ Historic Ships in Baltimore
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm

Constellation’s proudest service may have occurred during the three years immediately before the Civil War when, as the flagship of the Navy’s African Squadron, she led this nation’s fight against the trans-Atlantic trafficking of slaves. Tour and hands-on activities combine to bring into view Constellation’s active career combating the slave trade and her exciting pursuit and capture of the slave ship Cora from which she rescued 705 captive Africans. 

Purchase of ship ticket required – this presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required.

 

Mar
3
Sun
In Their Own Words as Jewish Refugees @ Jewish Museum of Maryland
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm

Join doctoral candidate Sara Halpern as she shares the experiences of Jewish families in Shanghai during World War II. Using oral histories, memoirs, and archival documents she will explore the separate worlds of children and their parents, the former attending school and playing with friends while the latter struggle to support the family, cope with loss, and seek entry to the United States.

Mar
7
Thu
Minyan in Kaifeng @ Jewish Museum of Maryland
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm

Narrated by Leonard Nimoy, Minyan In Kaifeng takes us into the homes of two families descended from an ancient Chinese Jewish community who themselves have never even celebrated Shabbat. They have invited a modern group of Jewish travelers into their homes, leading to a reunion one thousand years in the making. This film is a story of ancient Diaspora, of old dangers and newfound wisdom.

Mar
10
Sun
Kreplach & Dim Sum @ Jewish Museum of Maryland
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm

Experience an unforgettable presentation full of lively stories, vibrant photos and video, and enchanting music as we celebrate the extraordinary presence of Jews in China.