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Screening – Home of the Brave: When Southbury Said No to the Nazis
October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Hodge Memorial Library: Celebrating 80 Years
Award-winning documentary film maker Scott Sniffen will present his film about an extraordinary moment in Southbury. In the 1930s, The German American Bund was building training camps across the US. The Bund was tied with the Nazi party in Germany and organized and aligned itself with Nazi beliefs and goals. The camps were quietly being built in rural sections in the US with little resistance from the towns they were established in. In 1937, the Bund planned to build the largest camp in the US in Southbury, CT. This film tells the little known story of how town patriots came to recognize the evil the group represented and quickly took action against the camp. This was two years before The Nazis declared war on the US and many years before the horrors of the Holocaust would come to be.