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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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VIEW THE TRAILER

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THE SCHEDULE

⇒ July 12-15, watch the film Vishniac on your home device. A link will be provided to all who register.

⇒ Sunday, July 14 at 2:00 p.m. US Eastern Time, tune into the program with our distinguished panel of speakers. A link will be provided to all who register.

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MEET THE PANEL

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Ethan Vishniac is the grandson of Roman Vishniac and appears in the film Vishniac. He is a theoretical astrophysicist on faculty at Johns Hopkins University. He obtained his PhD from Harvard University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton. He conducts research on cosmology, large scale structure formation in the universe, and the dynamics of shock waves. He has also taught at The University of Texas, McMaster University and The University of Saskatchewan. He has been awarded a Presidential Young Investigator Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the Helen P. Warner Prize of the American Astronomical Society. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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Laura Bialis is the award-winning documentary filmmaker of Vishniac. She directed and produced the critically acclaimed Refusenik, a seminal film about the movement to free Soviet Jews, which was released theatrically in fifteen cities, broadcast on Israeli television, and was released on Netflix. Her film Tak For Alt, about Holocaust survivor turned Civil Rights activist Judy Meisel, was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, broadcast on PBS, and has been used extensively in Holocaust education classes. She holds a BA in History from Stanford University and an MFA from the USC School of Cinema Arts.

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Dr. Jud Newborn (moderator) was the Founding Historian of New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage and is co-author of the acclaimed Sophie Scholl and the White Rose. A dramatic multimedia lecturer, he has spoken throughout North America, at the UN and worldwide. He was awarded his PhD with Distinction by the University of Chicago following three years of adventurous fieldwork as a Fulbright and Woodrow Wilson National Fellow, including hunting down former SS officers and working undercover during communist martial law in Poland. He was honored with the Anne Frank Center’s prestigious “Spirit of Anne Frank Award” and is the Emmy Award-winning Producer of Special Programs for Long Island’s Cinema Arts Centre.

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Tickets are by donation of any amount ($18 suggested, tax-deductible).

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July 14
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