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Defendant Maurice Chevalier
 
Condemned to death for Collaboration with the Nazis, popular French singer and entertainer Maurice Chevalier tells his side of the story
 
Venue: ( American Theatre of Actors)
American Theatre of Actors
Producer: ( Nascent Productions)
Nascent Productions
City: New York

Additional Notes:
France, 1945. Condemned to death for collaboration with the Nazis, popular French singer and entertainer Maurice Chevalier tells his accusers his side of the story. Beginning with his departure from Hollywood to sticking to the French stage until the end of World War II, he recalls ten years of his life, during which he must try to protect his Jewish wife Nita from the Nazis. As he keeps performing and is considered the worldwide symbol of France, Chevalier is torn between the propaganda wars of the Nazis, the Collaborators, the Resistance and even the BBC. But is he really a traitor?

Gallery Admissions
 
CJH and YUM admissions
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
City: New York

Additional Notes:

How They Lived
 
Conversation
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History, Leo Baeck Institute & Hungarian Cultural Institute, New York/Balassi Cent)
Center for Jewish History, Leo Baeck Institute & Hungarian Cultural Institute, New York/Balassi Cent
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Pre-war Jewish life in Hungary from the late 19th through the early 20th centuries was astonishingly diverse in language, religious practice, and lifestyle. The population of Orthodox, Hasidic and assimilated Jews was unique among European Jewish communities, equally divided and strongly patriotic. Join us for a fascinating evening as scholars of social history delve deeply into the thriving daily lives of these Hungarian, Yiddish, and German speaking Jews. With Andras Koerner, author of the richly illustrated and highly acclaimed How They Lived: The Everyday Lives of Hungarian Jews, 1867-1940; Natalia Aleksiun, Graduate School of Jewish Studies at Touro College in New York and Assistant Professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences' Institute of History in Warsaw (Poland); Ilse Josepha Lazaroms, CJH Prins Post Doctoral Fellow, and Howard Nathan Lupovitch, Wayne State University.

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