Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio Presents “No Place On Earth” Film Screening and Discussion with Explorer Chris Nicola

September 22, 2023

The Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio (HMMSA) is proud to announce the upcoming annual event, PATCHES – Others Deemed Dangerous or Inferior, this year in partnership with the Barshop JCC, Texas Hydro Geo Workshop, Bexar Grotto, St. Mary’s University, and the World Affairs Council San Antonio. 

PATCHES highlights other groups that were victimized by the Nazis during the Holocaust, with this year’s  focus centering around the screening of the powerful documentary film “No Place on Earth.” This film tells the incredible true story of Jewish families who survived the Holocaust by seeking refuge in a Ukrainian cave for 511 days. While exploring some of the longest caves in the world in southwestern Ukraine in the 1990s, American caver Chris Nicola stumbled onto unusual objects…an antique ladies shoe and comb, old buttons, and an old world key. Was the vague rumor true that some Jews had hid in this cave during WWII, and if so, had any survived to tell their tale? 67 years later, Chris leads four of the survivors back to Ukraine to say thank you to “the cave.” 

Following the screening of the film, Chris Nicola, explorer, lecturer, and author of the book “The Secret of the Priest’s Grotto,” will engage in a thought-provoking discussion about the events of the film and the enduring lessons it offers for today’s world. 


Date: Tuesday, October 3  

Time: 7 – 9 pm 

Location provided upon registration. 

This event is open to the public, and admission is free, but donations to support the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio are greatly appreciated. 

For more information and to reserve your tickets, please visit https://www.hmmsa.org/events/#patches  


About the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio: 

The Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio is a vital institution dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust and promoting awareness and understanding of its history. Through exhibitions, educational programs, and community partnerships, HMMSA seeks to combat hatred, prejudice, and discrimination while emphasizing the importance of tolerance, diversity, and human rights.