In coordination with the premiere of the new documentary film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein “The U.S. and the Holocaust,” Detroit Public TV (DPTV) hosts live panel discussion in partnership with The Zekelman Holocaust Center, the Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit and ADL Michigan. The event “The U.S. and the Holocaust: A Michigan Perspective” includes video segments from the documentary, a message from filmmaker Ken Burns and a panel discussion with prominent leaders and historians addressing a range of topics raised by the documentary.
The panel features:
- Catherine Cangany, director of the Jewish Historical Society, an expert in Jewish life in Michigan during the Holocaust
- Jeffrey Veidlinger, professor of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, an authority on modern Jewish, Russian and Eastern European History
- Arthur Horwitz, publisher emeritus and former executive editor of the Detroit Jewish News, who will relate his own personal story as a son of Holocaust survivors
- Rev Stancy Adams, chair of the Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit, to speak about what the lessons of the Holocaust can teach us about our own challenging times
Eli Newman, reporter and producer for WDET-FM, public radio in Detroit, moderates the discussion.
Ryan Woloshin, associate director of Antisemitism Programs at Anti-Defamation League, offers closing remarks, addressing the surge in antisemitic cases in Michigan and what the community’s response could be.
“The U.S. and the Holocaust” the new 3-part documentary film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein, will premiere on DPTV starting Sunday, Sept. 18, 8 p.m.