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With filmmaker Ferne Pearlstein and Dr. Michael Berenbaum

Classrooms Without Borders, in partnership with Rodef Shalom Congregation and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, is honored to welcome filmmaker Ferne Pearlstein and Holocaust scholar Dr. Michael Berenbaum to convene this post screening discussion.

THE LAST LAUGH is a feature documentary that proceeds from the premise that the Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it? History shows that even the victims of the Nazi concentration camps themselves used humor as a means of survival and resistance. Still, any use of comedy in connection with this horror risks diminishing the suffering of millions. So where is the line? If we make the Holocaust off limits, what are the implications for other controversial subjects (such as 9/11, AIDS, racism, etc.) in a society that prizes freedom of speech?

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“The Last Laugh” Post Film Screening Discussion

Thursday, Feb. 18 @ 4:00 PM


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