Films on the Legacy of the Holocaust to Screen at HMLC

Films on the Legacy of the Holocaust to Screen at HMLC

The next film program in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be on July 27th at 1pm in the Holocaust Museum’s theater in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. The program will include two films dealing with the impact of the Holocaust on the next generation, as examined in two short films, both St. Louis premieres.

Finding Kalman (30 minutes), a 2011 intergenerationaldocumentary, focuses on how a survivor inspires her family to connect with relatives they have never met. Filmmaker Roz Jacobs attempts to “know” her Uncle Kalman by repeatedly painting his image. Co-directed by Laurie Weisman.

The 2010 film, Second Generation: Ripples From the Holocaust (30 minutes), documents the difficulties and challenges of growing up as children of Holocaust survivors and how the trauma of their parents’ experiences impact the second generation.

Introductory remarks and a post screening discussion will be facilitated by Sylvia L. Ginsparg, a psychoanalyst in private practice, and Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at St. Louis University. Her 2010 book, “Never Again: Echoes of the Holocaust as Understood Through Film,” was recently updated and reissued in 2013. Films in this Sunday series are free and open to the public. For further information, call 314-442-3711 or email agoldfeder@jfedstl.org.

 

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