Film Screening: Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent (2014)

The Enslaved African Memorial Committee & the Northern New Jersey Holocaust Memorial & Education Committees are proud to present Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent (2014), the story of civil rights activist, Rabbi Joachim Prinz, at the Teaneck Library, 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ on Sunday January 27th at 2:00pm. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Rabbi Joachim Prinz, 1963.

Rabbi Joachim Prinz speaking before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 1963 March on Washington.

In Berlin in the 1930’s, while the civil rights of Jews were systematically stripped away, a young rabbi, Joachim Prinz, refused to be silent. Knowing the Nazis were monitoring his every word, and despite repeated arrests, Prinz continued to preach about the values of Judaism. He saved many lives by encouraging Jews to emigrate from Germany.

As rabbi of Temple B’nai Abraham in Newark, NJ and later as President of the American Jewish Congress, Prinz became a leader of the civil rights movement. Prinz worked to organize the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with producers Rachel Fisher and Rachel Pasternak, the principals of R2, a multimedia production company. They also produced the documentary film “Remembering Oswiecim”, which is shown daily at the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Oswiecim, Poland

The program is one of a series jointly sponsored by the Northern New Jersey Holocaust Memorial & Education Committee & the Enslaved African Memorial Committee who are seeking to establish a “Garden to Nurture Human Understanding”, on the Teaneck Municipal Green. It is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council on the Humanities.

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