Screening of "Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent"


On Wednesday, April 30, 2014 the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience in partnership with the Newark Black Film Festival presented a free public screening of this remarkable film that captures the life and times of Rabbi Joachim Prinz of Newark. The stark evil and legacies of the Holocaust, the presence of racial injustice on American soil, and the friendship of Rabbi Prinz and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are brought to light in this poignant film on a great American clergyman

The screening was followed by a discussion with George Richardson, former New Jersey Assemblyman and founder of the Newark Urban Coalition, and the producers of the film, Rachel Fisher and Rachel Pasternak of R Squared Productions.

This program is cosponsored byAmerican History High School; the Federated Department of History, Rutgers University-Newark/NJIT; The Jewish Historical Society of MetroWest; the Newark Chapter of the NAACP; the Newark History Society; the New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP; St. Benedict's Preparatory School; Saint Vincent Academy; and The Urban League of Essex County.


This film was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations in this film do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.