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The Spy Behind Home Plate - Hosted by Aviva Kempner

Sun, 7 Jul, 2019 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The incredible true story of the real-life Jewish hero Moe Berg: Major League catcher turned World War II spy!

DC filmmaker Aviva Kemper presents her new documentary at Baltimore's Parkway Theatre on Sunday, July 7 at 4:30 p.m.

He graduated from Princeton. He got his law degree while playing ball. He spoke at least ten languages. He was friends with Babe Ruth AND Albert Einstein!

He was given a gun and a cyanide pill and sent to Zurich....

Berg played catcher major leagues during baseball’s Golden Age in the 1920s and 1930s. But very few people know that Berg also worked for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), spying in Europe and playing a prominent role in America’s efforts to undermine the German atomic bomb program during WWI.

The Spy Behind Home Plate reveals the life of this unknown Jewish hero through rare historical footage and photographs as well as revealing interviews with an All-Star roster of celebrities and other individuals from the worlds of sports, spycraft, and history.

Berg may have had only a .243 batting average during his 15-year major league career, but it was the stats he collected for the OSS that made him a most valuable player to his country during World War II.

The New York Times Says:

“There’s much to absorb throughout THE SPY BEHIND HOME PLATE … Kempner’s passion for her remarkable subject is always evident. If she wants you to know a lot about Moe Berg, that’s because there’s a lot worth knowing.”

Location: SNF Parkway Theatre
Baltimore's Station North
5 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201
Fees: $9
Contact: -,20s and 30s,Downtown,Families,Professionals,Seniors,Teens
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