Long before he rose to international fame as a mime, Marcel Marceau put his fledgling career as an artist on hold to spirit Jewish refugee children out of Nazi-occupied France, even as his own father was murdered at Auschwitz. Watch the new film Resistance, about that little-known chapter of Marceau’s life, and then join our discussion with the film’s star, Jesse Eisenberg, director and screenwriter Jonathan Jakubowicz, Dr. Barry Eisenberg, SUNY Empire State College and Second-Generation Survivor, Dr. Eileen M. Angelini, SUNY Empire State College and Subject Matter Expert on the WWII Occupation of France. Moderated by Richard Salomon, Vice President of Illinois Holocaust Museum, with a special introduction by David Estrin, CEO of #TogetherWeRemember and closing word by Susan Abrams, CEO at the Illinois Holocaust Museum.
Event Cost: Free, RSVP required.
Event Times: 5 p.m.
Age recommendation: Teens, Tweens