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06/10/2022

“There were to be no embraces, no more goodbyes, no kisses, only tears known to me and an unresponding God.”

At age 10, Richard Weilheimer and his younger brother, Ernst, left behind everyone they knew in the world and boarded a ship bound for America. They were among the lucky ones.

As Nazi policies threatened Jews across Europe, many sought to flee to safe haven but few made it out.

In October 1940, German authorities rounded up Jewish families in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Among them was Richard’s family, who was forced to leave the home that had belonged to generations of Weilheimers. They were deported into southern France. There the French Vichy regime, which collaborated with the Nazis, forced them into the Gurs internment camp.

At Gurs, Richard’s mother, Lilly, grew increasingly ill from breast cancer. With her husband, Max, she agreed to send her sons to an orphanage with the help of aid organizations. She hoped the family would be reunited soon.

But Lilly died at Gurs. Max relentlessly petitioned the Quakers, formally known as the American Friends Service Committee, to include his sons among the refugee children who’d been given clearance to immigrate to America.

Max was able to get a pass from Gurs to visit his boys days before they left. Richard had prowled the streets and gutters with an empty tin, collecting cigarette butts, which he stripped down to the tiny bits of unused tobacco to present to his father. Max gave Richard an address book with the names of all of the family.

It was their last visit, though none of them knew it then.

Max had hoped to see his sons again when he came to the pier on June 25, 1942, the day they set sail. But they could not find each other in the masses. Richard and Ernst left with no last embrace.

Max later wrote to his boys: “Take care of yourselves … and you, my dear Richard, always look after dear Ernst.”

After the French government handed Jews interned at Gurs over to the Germans, Max was deported to Sobibor killing center. He did not survive the Holocaust.

As we observe World Refugee Day later this month, watch live on Facebook on June 17 at 9:30 a.m. ET to learn more about Richard and Ernst and their rare story of escape.

Reply in the comments with your questions for our experts, and they'll answer during the live show.

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05/20/2022
05/20/2022

It's time to #ExpandTheCourt again to protect our fundamental rights.

05/20/2022

Can’t make this stuff up, folks.

Tomorrow is your last chance to grab tickets for our Online Trivia Night!Not sure if you can make it on Thursday but wan...
05/17/2022
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Tomorrow is your last chance to grab tickets for our Online Trivia Night!

Not sure if you can make it on Thursday but want to support 3 Generations? There are 3 ways to pitch in!

🎬 Buy a ticket or sponsorship and join us on Thursday night
🎬 Bid on one of our CharityBuzz auction items
🎬 Donate to 3G or become a monthly donor

We couldn’t continue our work without the support of people like you. Please consider supporting our mission this week - the links for our Eventbrite, CharityBuzz, and monthly giving pages are in our bio.

#nonprofit #fundraiser #charitybuzz #3generations #3genfilms #documentary

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05/15/2022

A message for the Supreme Court...

05/11/2022

Last night, we celebrated the wonderful winners of our Second Annual Youth Video Contest. Thank you to everyone who submitted, as well as to our panel of judges. You can watch the ceremony, including 3 of the winning films, below.

05/05/2022

Today is the day we honor and remember Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Boys and 2 Spirit people. The wearing of a Red Dress is a reminder of those lost and the on-going epidemic. There are still many stories to told, heard and shared.

#reddressday #mmiw #mmiwg2s #nomorestoelnsisters

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05/04/2022

Hear hear

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It’s Earth Day! We would like to thank @bakeforearth once again for their inspiring activism in the fight against climat...
04/22/2022

It’s Earth Day! We would like to thank @bakeforearth once again for their inspiring activism in the fight against climate change. They hope to continue their work, and we are excited to help them in any way we can.

We need cooperation from ALL generations to protect our earth, and we are proud of young people for their willingness to stand up for what is right.

#earthday #climateaction #climatejustice #youthactivism #3generations #3genfilms

The polls are open! In addition to our stellar team of judges, we are asking YOU to help us decide who should win the gr...
04/20/2022
3Generations - Vote for the People's Choice Award

The polls are open! In addition to our stellar team of judges, we are asking YOU to help us decide who should win the grand prize of our Second Annual Youth Video Contest. The winner will receive a $500 prize.

We can’t wait to see which film you connect with. Visit the link below to view the films and cast your ballot.

https://www.3generations.org/peoples-choice-award/

Vote now for the People's Choice Award for the Second Annual Youth Video Contest. The winner will receive a prize of $500.

Thank you UNAFF! Creators - submit your videos by April 7th and get the chance to win a prize of $500 and support using ...
03/18/2022
3 Generations Second Annual Youth Video Contest

Thank you UNAFF! Creators - submit your videos by April 7th and get the chance to win a prize of $500 and support using video and film to advocate for human rights.

We’re here to help if you have any questions about the contest. We can’t wait to see your work!

"Why document the truth?" This is the question at the heart of 3 Generations' filmmaking work, and now we hope it will inspire you to create. If you ar...

Thank you again to @bakeforclimatechange for hosting such a successful (and tasty) bake sale to help stop climate change...
03/07/2022

Thank you again to @bakeforclimatechange for hosting such a successful (and tasty) bake sale to help stop climate change.

Environmental justice must be a top priority and we are proud of young people for taking up a burden no one should have to carry.

#environmentaljustice #climatechange #3generations #3genfilms

We were so excited to hear from @bakeforclimatechange about this fundraiser. If you’re in New York, please stop by and s...
03/05/2022

We were so excited to hear from @bakeforclimatechange about this fundraiser. If you’re in New York, please stop by and show them some support!! 🍰

#3generations #3genfilm

We echo President Zelensky's sentiments that war is a "grave tragedy" and stand with the people of Ukraine against the o...
02/24/2022

We echo President Zelensky's sentiments that war is a "grave tragedy" and stand with the people of Ukraine against the outrageous Russian invasion.

02/22/2022

Have you submitted your short film to our video contest yet? Take a peek at some of the submissions from last year 👀 We're excited to see what you come up with this time around. Visit www.3generations.org for more information.

#filmfestival #youngfilmmakers #documentary #film #3generations #3genfilm #videocontest

Zora Neale Hurston may be best known for her literary works, but she was also a trained anthropologist and documentary f...
02/15/2022

Zora Neale Hurston may be best known for her literary works, but she was also a trained anthropologist and documentary filmmaker. Her best known ethnographic work was a 1928 film of Black American children playing, filmed as part of her anthropological research in Florida and Haiti. Her documentary work has been preserved by the Library of Congress’s American Folklife Center. 3 Generations recognizes her as a pioneer of documentary filmmaking, and as a pillar of Black history.

#blackhistorymonth #zoranealehurston #documentary #3generations #3genfilm

We are excited to announce that our award-winning film Preserving the Holocaust will be streaming as part of the Denver ...
02/11/2022

We are excited to announce that our award-winning film Preserving the Holocaust will be streaming as part of the Denver Jewish Film Festival from Feb. 23 - Mar. 1. Visit the link in our bio for tickets. @jccdenver

#filmfestival #holocaustremembrance #shortfilm #femaledirector #djff2022 #3generations #3genfilm

Only 4 weeks remain to enter our Youth Video Contest! Submissions are open to anyone between the ages of 16 and 26, anyw...
02/10/2022

Only 4 weeks remain to enter our Youth Video Contest! Submissions are open to anyone between the ages of 16 and 26, anywhere in the world. Learn more at the link in our bio.

#filmfestival #youngfilmmakers #documentary #film #3generations #3genfilm #videocontest #video

Oscar Michaeux is considered by many to be the first major Black filmmaker in American film history. His first feature f...
02/09/2022

Oscar Michaeux is considered by many to be the first major Black filmmaker in American film history. His first feature film, The Homesteader (1919), was an adaption of his own novel about interracial relationships, and was an immediate success. He continued to make films about race throughout his career, many of which ran afoul of white censor boards, and dedicated himself to truthful depictions of Black Americans on film. His work earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the preservation of his film Body and Soul in the Library of Congress, and multiple eponymous industry awards. Today we celebrate his contributions to cinema, and his dedication to the truth.

#blackhistorymonth #oscarmicheaux #blackfilm #filmhistory #3generations #3genfilm

Today we remember Bob Marley on what would have been his 77th Birthday. Considering what he achieved in his short 36 yea...
02/06/2022

Today we remember Bob Marley on what would have been his 77th Birthday. Considering what he achieved in his short 36 year life, we can only dream of how his message of peace, love and unity might have impacted our disrupted and bifurcated world.

“I have no education. I have inspiration. If I were educated I’d be a damn fool.”

#bobmarley #happybirthdaybobmarley #tellthechildrenthetruth #3generations #ripbobmarley 🇯🇲

As the world celebrates the opening ceremony of the Olympic games, 3 Generations supports activists calling for a boycot...
02/04/2022
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As the world celebrates the opening ceremony of the Olympic games, 3 Generations supports activists calling for a boycott due to the ongoing genocide of the Uyghur people in China. We also support the athletes who have overcome all odds to achieve their dreams, and we choose to celebrate their contributions. While we celebrate the athletes and Black History Month, we would like to highlight the story of Lamine Guèye.

Guèye competed as a skier for Senegal in 1984, 1992, and 1994. His appearance in 1984 marked the first time a Black African athlete competed in the Winter Games, and he opened the door for Black athletes to have equal access to the competition. He has been an active advocate for equity within the competition, and has written to the International Olympic Committee in an effort to remove discriminatory qualification rules for the Winter Games. His contributions to sports history are undeniable, and today we celebrate his work.

#blackhistorymonth #winterolympics #3generations #3genfilm

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01/24/2022

On International Day of Education we invite all young filmmakers to get creative and enter 3 Generations Second Annual Video Contest. Education has changed, a lot, over the last 70 years or so and we are excited to see the work of 16 to 26 year olds who want to influence the world with their camera (or cell phone).

More info in link In bio and via the QR code in our video. Enter on FilmFreeway.

There are cash prizes, an online Festival this year and a jury of industry professionals. The contest is open to entrants from across the globe.

#internationaldayofeducation #3generations #3genfilms #filmmaking #youngfilmmakers #unitednations #unicef #youthcontest #filmfreeway

“Birth and death are only notions.They are not real.”Thich  Nhat Hanh has left our world. May his message and life live ...
01/21/2022

“Birth and death are only notions.They are not real.”
Thich Nhat Hanh has left our world. May his message and life live on.

#thichnhathanh #rip #mlk #buddhistteacher #zenmaster #vietnam

01/11/2022

Human Trafficking Awareness Day anchors the observation of Human Trafficking Month. It’s a day to recognize both how prevalent trafficking is today in this country, and also its historical roots. At 3 Generations we have focused our work on sex trafficking. We see how this crime connects many of our issues: from the Holocaust to MMIWG to Yazidi refugees from the Syrian Civil War to young boys on the streets of major US cities today. There is so much work still to do.

“A typical john is like a rapist”

“A lot of these girls are very broken and traumatized…defense attorneys try to discredit them.”

“Dachau had its own brothels…”

#humantrafficking #sextraffickingawareness #humantraffickingawarenessday #humanrights #toolsofwar #mmiwg
#mmiw #dachauconcentrationcamp #3generations #3genfilms #tricked #trickedfilm

We are excited to announce our Second Annual Youth Video Contest. Calling all creatives (meaning you, your friend, your ...
01/10/2022

We are excited to announce our Second Annual Youth Video Contest. Calling all creatives (meaning you, your friend, your kid, your sister, your student or your neighbor) aged 16 to 26 WORLDWIDE. There are cash prizes for winners, gifts for short-listed entries and online screenings later this year. We are looking forward to welcoming your work. Come one, come all.
Info in bio, on our website and in the carousel.

#videocontest #youthvideocontest #3generations #3genfilms #tricked #documentaryfilm #filmfreeway #socialjustice #documentthetruth

01/07/2022

Our newest film: A Kaddish For Selim - will have its World Premiere on January 13th at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center as an official selection of the 2022 New York Jewish Film Festival.

A Kaddish for Selim
Jane Wells, USA, 2021, 15 min.
English
World Premiere

Composed of century-old photographs and letters, Jane Wells’s A Kaddish for Selim tells the story of her uncle, a young British Jew forced to change his name in order to enlist in the army. This haunting short film honors the memories of those who relinquished first their names and then their lives in defense of their adopted homelands.

Screenings at 1pm and 7pm with Q & A. Tickets in link in bio.

We hope to see you there.

#walterreadetheater #3generations #3genfilms #nyjff2022 #menemshafilms #janewells #akaddishforselim #worldwar1 #firstworldwar #jewishsoldiers #gallipoli

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I feel very strongly about this and ask all my friends to support the #NFLBoycott they are racists, they are s*xist and I have no skin in this game. This is just fundamental human rights.
"Tricked" was a very informative and shocking documentary. This is a must see. Thank you for raising awareness. 💚
Don't support Trump's #travelban? Want to understand what being a refugee is really like? Please join me Lost in Lebanon Film's North American Premiere and meet the talented filmmakers Georgia Scott and Sophia Scott. I will be at both screenings (I produced this film). See you there.