Documentary About Family’s Emotional Journey to Screen at HMLC

The first film in the 2014 Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be the gripping, award-winning documentary The Flat. Filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger, while cleaning out the Tel Aviv apartment of his recently deceased grandmother, finds evidence that his grandparents were good friends with prominent Nazis and remained friend even after the war. Disturbed and intrigued, he sets out on an unsettling journey into his family’s history. This 2011 film will screen at 1 pm on January 26 in the Holocaust Museum’s theater in the...

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Performance of ‘Letters to Gerda: The Story of a Family Shattered by the Holocaust’

Sunday, August 18th at 4p.m. Gerda Nothmann Luner was the only immediate member of her family to survive the Holocaust. Her parents, grandparents, sister and the Dutch foster family she lived with for a time were all exterminated by the Nazis in 1943, but miraculously their voices can still be heard today. Their letters and postcards, sent to Gerda and saved by a family friend, tell a heartbreaking yet moving story of the power of the human spirit that will be recreated in a dramatic reading, “Letters to Gerda: The Story of a Family Shattered...

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‘The Believer’

August 25th @ 1:00P.M. Directed by Henry Bean USA, 2001, 102 minutes In English Loosely based ona true story, this powerful film explores the personality of a young Jewish man, consumed with self loathing and prejudice, to the point of affiliation with a new-Nazi group.  Ryan Gossling gives a brilliant, complelling performance in this psychologically complex character study. Introductory remarks by Sylvia Ginsparg, a psychoanalyst in private practice, and Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at St. Louis...

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Creative Entries Sought From Students for Holocaust Art and Writing Contest

Students in grades 6 through 12 can win cash prizes; entries accepted through April 17 The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center (HMLC) is seeking entries for the 2014 Art and Writing Contest. The contest asks creative middle and high school students to express the difficult and inspiring lessons of the Holocaust. This is the 12th year that the annual competition has been held in dedication to the memory of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust and in honor of the grandchildren of sponsors Dr. Ira (of blessed memory) and...

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Capacity Crowd at ‘One Holocaust Survivor’s Journey’

Rabbi Philip Lazowski spoke to approximately 140 attendees in the Museum Theater on Sunday, April 21st.  Rabbi Lazowski was born in 1930 near Vilna in Bielice, Poland (now Belarus), survived the Holocaust by hiding for almost three years in White Russian forests. After immigrating to the United States in 1947, Rabbi Lazowski earned numerous degrees, including a Master of Science Degree from Yeshiva University’s Graduate School of Education, ordination as Rabbi by the Academy of Higher Jewish Learning, a Doctorate in Jewish Literature...

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More than 800 People Attend the Community Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration

More than 800 people attended the annual Community Yom HaShoah Commemoration on Sunday, April 7 at Congregation B’nai Amoona.  The synagogue was at capacity and many attendees were standing in the ailses.  This year the event was entitled Voices from the Holocaust.  The event featured three testimonies from Holocaust survivors Ben Fainer, as told by his granddaughter Christina, Sara Wolf, as told by her son Harvey,and Sara Moses, and liberator Sanford “Buddy” Lebman.  The program included the traditional candle-lighting...

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