“Sarah’s Key” to Screen at Holocaust Museum

The next film in the 2014 Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be Sarah’s Key, screening at 1 pm on February 23, in the Holocaust Museum’s theater in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Kristin Scott Thomas portrays an American journalist living in Paris who finds her life becoming entwined with the life of a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious 1942 Vel’d’Hiv roundup of the Jews of Paris. Based on Tatiana de Rosnay’s bestselling novel, this 2010 film has a running...

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Film as an Education Resource Subject of Annual Rubin Feldman Memorial Lecture

“Survivor Testimony on Film: Faith and Courage Amid the Shoah” is the theme of this year’s annual Rubin Feldman Memorial Lecture, which will be held at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center theater in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive, on Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30 pm. Rabbi Dovid Bernstein, writer and co-producer of a series of Holocaust related films, will screen segments of the film V’nikdashti (And I Will Be Sanctified) and discuss how filmed testimonies of acts of faith during the Shoah are being used...

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New Exhibit on Discrimination and Anti-Semitism in St. Louis

New Exhibit on Discrimination and Anti-Semitism in St. Louis

“Standing for Justice II: 1950-1980” illustrates the community’s response to discrimination, extremism and anti-Semitism as well as its involvement in issues of civil rights A new exhibit, “Standing for Justice II: 1950-1980: Documentation From the St. Louis Jewish Community Archives,” sponsored by the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center (HMLC), the Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library, and the Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations at the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), opens on Sunday, February 9 at 1 pm at...

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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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