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Film Screening & Discussion: “Passage to Sweden”

January 13, 2022 | 6:30pm CST

On-site & Virtual

Passage to Sweden, a documentary produced and directed by Suzannah Warlick, tells a compelling story about European Jews who escaped to freedom and safety in Sweden and events that occurred in Scandinavia and Budapest during World War II. The documentary highlights ordinary people’s courageous acts that helped save thousands of Jews from the occupying German forces. At risk of their own lives, these individuals defied the occupation with spontaneous and dramatic rescue operations as a powerful example of how anyone can make a difference – even during the darkest of times.   

We invite you to join us for a screening of Passage to Sweden and a post-film discussion. Producer and director Suzannah Warlick will be joined by Chana Sharfstein, who was raised in Sweden, served 25 years as president of Scandinavia Trio Tours and is the daughter of the legendary Scandinavian Rabbi J. I. Zuber; and Howard Veisz, who after a thirty-five-year litigation career, and a two-year sea voyage, became deeply involved in the preservation of historic vessels at Connecticut’s Mystic Seaport Museum which led to Veisz writing the book, Henny and Her Boat: Righteousness and Resistance in Nazi Occupied Denmark. The discussion will be moderated by Richard Salomon, Vice President of Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s Board of Directors.

Reservations are required. Members must sign in to take advantage of their member discount.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test & masks are required to attend on-site programs.


Non-Members: Museum Admission; Members: Free


Non-Members: $5.00; Members: Free

Community Partner: JCC Chicago Film Festival

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