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Browsing Through Birke’s Film and Discussion

April 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a free screening of Browsing Through Birke’s, followed by a panel discussion facilitated by UMass Lowell professor Robert Forrant. Panelists include Szifra Birke and members of Lowell’s refugee communities (African, Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern).

This documentary profiles a family whose business was well-known for its eccentricity. The Birkes’ personal history was less well-known: proprietors Nathan and Sally Birke were Holocaust survivors. At a time when rhetoric about immigrants and refugees makes daily news, the film shows that whatever compels people to flee their homeland can have powerful and
long-lasting effects, but human resilience is equally or more powerful.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6:30-8:30 PM
Free to the public Refreshments from Lowell’s ethnic restaurants

For more information:

978-970-5080 or tihc@uml.edu

Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, Lowell. Free on-site parking.

This program is funded in part my Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is also part of the series of events for the Tsongas Industrial History Center's 25th anniversary. The Tsongas Industrial History Center is an education partnership of the University of Massachusetts Lowell Graduate School of Education and Lowell National Historical Park.


April 25, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Lowell National Historical Park
246 Market St
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
(978) 970-5000