Gunn Memorial Library in Washington will present a screening of the document “A Voice Among the Silent: The Legacy of James G. McDonald,” March 3 at 6:30 p.m.

A snow date of March 10 is planned.

McDonald was the first U.S. ambassador to Israel.

The film by Shuli Eshel and released in 2014 is the first documentary to shine light on McDonald’s efforts to warn the world of Adolf Hitler’s plan for the Jews.

McDonald’s meticulously kept diaries were discovered in 2003.

The son of Catholic immigrants, McDonald was one of the first Americans to meet face-to-face with Hitler in 1933.

Shocked by Hitler’s threats, McDonald, as League of Nation High Commissioner for Refugees, worked tirelessly to find safe havens for refugees fleeing Nazi Germany.

McDonald repeatedly warned world leaders, including President Franklin Roosevelt and future Pope Pius XII, of the looming tragedy he foresaw. Ambassador McDonald’s grandson, H. Vail Barrett, of Roxbury, will be present for commentary and audience discussion.

For more information and RSVP, call the Wykeham Road library at 860-868-7586.