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July 2024
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The Vanished World of Roman Vishniac

July 14
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK

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Not to be missed! The photographer Roman Vishniac captured iconic images of Jewish life, from the cafes of pre-war Berlin to the shtetls of Eastern Europe. His book A Vanished World, produced in collaboration with Elie Wiesel, is widely known. This film-and-discussion program presents the story of the fascinating man behind the photographs.

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August 2024
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The Egyptian Doctor Named Righteous Among the Nations

August 11
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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK

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The documentary film Anna and the Egyptian Doctor tells the extraordinary story of Dr. Mohamed Helmy, who rescued a Jewish teenager in Berlin by disguising her as his Muslim assistant. He is the first and only Arab to be recognized as Righteous Among the Nations, but his family refused to accept the award for decades out of fear of reprisal. Helmy’s nephew, Dr. Nasser Kotby, who finally accepted the award over his family’s objections, is the first Arab Muslim to commemorate the Holocaust on film. Anna and the Egyptian Doctor presents a story that transcends the boundaries of time, religion, and politics.

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Heroes of the Jewish Resistance

August 25
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Paula Apsell‘s stunning new documentary film, Resistance: They Fought Back, will be the basis of this film-and-discussion program. This groundbreaking film uncovers a deeper and fuller story than has yet been told using forensic archeological investigation, among other techniques. Meet two of the people interviewed in the film, Dr. Steven Meed and Prof. Yoel Haari, whose mothers were the real-life heroes Vladka Meed and Bela HazanDr. Jud Newborn, a leading world authority on Jewish resistance during the Holocaust, will moderate.

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October 2024
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The Paper Brigade — Cultural Resistance in Vilna

October 27
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This film-and-discussion program tells the story of the cultural resistance group in Vilna known as “The Paper Brigade.” Led by the famed Yiddish poet Avrom Sutzkever, they risked their lives to rescue the cultural and literary heritage of the Jewish community in the “Jerusalem of Lithuania.”

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November 2024
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Max’s War — The Story of a Ritchie Boy

November 3
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Max’s War tells the story of one man’s decision to fight back against Hitler. As the Nazis conquer Europe, Jewish teen Max Steiner and his parents flee German persecution to Holland, where Max finds true friends and a life-altering romance. But when Hitler invades in 1940, Max escapes to Chicago, leaving his parents and friends behind. When he learns of his parents’ murder, Max immediately enlists in the US Army. 

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