Tuesday, April 10 at 11:00 p.m.
Lessons for Life
LESSONS FOR LIFE follows the poignant and enlightening journey of a group of high school teachers, lawmakers and dignitaries to Germany, Poland and Israel as they research the Holocaust. As a result of their educational mission, they develop a mandated curriculum on the topic for New Jersey's public school system. Narrated by Charles Osgood (CBS News), LESSONS FOR LIFE features extraordinary and thought-provoking interviews from experts in the field of Holocaust education, including 1986 Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, Franklin Littell, considered by many to be the "father of Holocaust education;"and Christine Todd Whitman, the then-governor of New Jersey.
Tuesday, April 17 at 10:00 p.m.
Swimming in Auschwitz
SWIMMING IN AUSCHWITZ interweaves the stories of six Jewish women imprisoned inside the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during the Holocaust. The women maintained a spiritual resistance against their Nazi aggressors through prayer, community, music and even humor. They speak of camp families and faith, uplifting one another while trying to retain their humanity. Their compelling testimonials reveal the power of laughter and community, even in the face of evil.
Tuesday, April 24 at 11:00 p.m.
DESPERATE HOURS shares the little-known Holocaust stories of small groups of Turkish Muslims, Jews and Christians who worked together to save lives during a time when millions were murdered before the eyes of an indifferent world. The film, based on authoritative scholarship and interviews with survivors, former diplomats and clergy, explores how diplomats risked their own lives by rescuing Jews of Turkish origin. DESPERATE HOURS also recounts how the Jews from pre-state Israel — daringly used Turkey as a base to rescue Jews. The film also documents the tragic sinking of the Struma Refugee Ship and the odyssey of its lone survivor, as well as the infamous "Jews for sale" deal - the trading of 100,000 Jews for $10,000 dollars.