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11/21/2021 - Screening of "Home of the Brave: When Southbury Said NO to the Nazis"

In the winter of 1937, the German American Bund, a neo-Nazi organization was moving to build its largest training camp in the Kettletown area of Southbury.

Ordinary citizens of Southbury came together and confronted the Bund, standing up for their community and against the camps that were planned across the US.

Funds were raised in 2012 to create a 35-minute film, directed by Scott Sniffen, and “Home of the Brave”, was commissioned to honor the anniversary of this heroic gesture. Commentary by former First Selectman, Ed Edelson, UCC Southbury former Senior Minister Walter Pitman, UCC South Britain former Senior Minister Shannon Wall, B’nai Israel founding Rabbi Eric Polokoff is included in the film, relatives of Pastor Lindsey, as well as many local citizens who remembered the actual event. This film will be shown on 11/21 along with a follow on film, “Honoring the Brave”. Both videos will be introduced by UCC and MUUS clergy/leaders. Refreshments and more conversation to follow in the social hall.  


Event: Screening of "Home of the Brave: When Southbury Said NO to the Nazis"
Event Date: 11/21/2021
Event Time: 3:30 pm (Doors open at 3pm)
Admission Fee: Free
Registration Deadline: 11/20/2021
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Event Organizers: United Church of Christ of Southbury and Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society |
Event Location: United Church of Christ, 283 Main Street North, Southbury

photo of protesting the nazis