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Seen on Screen: State of the Union Address @ U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Jan 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Fridays, January 4, 11, 18, 25 at 1:30 p.m.

Join us to learn about the history of the State of the Union address and the constitutionally mandated presidential message to Congress. Watch a compilation of State of the Union addresses and discuss the role of the speech in one of the most visible ceremonies of the U.S. government. Meet in the Senate Theater in Exhibition Hall.

“The Road to Babi Yar”: Film Screening and Discussion @ JCC of Northern Virginia
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
“The Road to Babi Yar”: Film Screening and Discussion @ JCC of Northern Virginia

On the Road to Babi Yar

A Film Screening and Conversation Series in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day

With the invasion by the German Wehrmacht into the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, a new stage of the Holocaust began—mass execution by bullets. Documentary film “The Road to Babi Yar” (Israel, 2018) presents events of the first 100 days of the occupation of Soviet Ukraine, as well as the evolution of the mass murder system at hundreds of killing sites symbolized by Babi Yar. Conversations with historians such as Timothy Snyder, eyewitnesses, and Jewish survivors help recreate a comprehensive picture of the fate of the 1.5 million Jews of Ukraine who died in the Shoah.

107 minutes | Ukrainian, Russian, English, Hebrew, subtitles in English

Q&A with director Boris Maftsir and dessert reception to follow. Registration kindly requested. 

Boris Maftsir, Israeli documentary filmmaker
Izabella Tabarovsky, Senior Associate, Kennan Institute



Organized by the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center with support from the Embassy of Israel in the United States and Rabin Chair Forum at George Washington University