Film, April 16, “Turkish Passport,”New York, USA

April 16, 2012
6:30 pmto9:30 pm

Turkish Passport: A Screening and Conversation
Monday, April 16, 2012
6:30 -  9:30 pm
Altschul Auditoriuim
4th floor, School of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University

Registration REQUIRED. Register here.

The Turkish Passport tells the story of diplomats posted to Turkish Embassies and Consulates in several European countries, who saved numerous Jews during the Second World War. Whether they pulled them out of camps or took them off trains that were taking them to concentration camps, the diplomats, in the end, ensured that the Jews, who were Turkish citizens, could return to Turkey and thus be saved. Based on the testimonies of eye witnesses, who traveled to Istanbul to find safety, the Turkish Passport also uses written historical documents and archive footage to tell this story of rescue and bring to light the events of the time.

Co-sponsored by the Turkish Students Association, Columbia/Barnard Hillel and the Turkish Cultural Center of New York.

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