On October 19, the Park East Synagogue in New York City will host the world premiere of a new documentary on James G. McDonald. A Voice Among the Silent: The Legacy of James G. McDonald covers the U.S. diplomat's life as an advocate for the Jewish people, who did everything he could to warn the world about Hitler and to help rescue European Jewish refugees.
A reception will be held at 6:00 p.m., with the film beginning at 7:00 p.m. A panel discussion with Dr. Barbara McDonald Stewart (McDonald's daughter), historian Dr. Rafael Medoff, and filmmaker Shuli Eshel will follow the film. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.
The next evening, another screening and panel presentation will take place at Bow Tie Squire Cinemas in Great Neck, NY. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the film starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available through the Gold Coast International Film Festival.
Barbara McDonald Stewart, along with Richard Breitman and Severin Hochberg, are the editors of two previous volumes of James McDonald's papers and diaries: Advocate for the Doomed and Refugees and Rescue. The third volume in this series, To the Gates of Jerusalem, will be published next month.