Over the past several years in the United States, the rhetoric surrounding immigration has become nothing short of volatile.
The theme of this year’s festival is “Israel is Real” to combat assumptions that are made about Israel as a result of the Israeli-Palestine conflict.
Heyman said he tells his story because he believes stories of tragedy and human rights violations are not often told. He cited recognition last month by the U.S. to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide after 100 years, as a step in the right direction, but occurring too late.
Wendy Lower of Claremont McKenna College will speak about young German women who went to Nazi-occupied eastern Europe and participated as enablers in the Holocaust in the film “Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields.”