April 9, 2013

Special Screening of Kinderblock 66 as part of ‘Saviors on the screen’ program in commemoration of Yom Ha Shoah

Featured at the JCC Manhattan NY and co-sponsored by the IRWF.

The documentary “Kinderblock 66:return to Buchenwald” was presented at the JCC Manhattan as part of the program ‘Saviors on the screen’ in commemoration of  Iom ha Shoah.

At the special screening, a Q&A session with the film’s producer proved to be enlightening.

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation is the fiscal sponsor of the film Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald, a documentary about the lives of the children who survived Buchenwald concentration camp with the help of Antonin Kalina. Kalina was declared “Righteous Among the Nations” by Yad Vashem, Israel´s world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust.

The film is also a tribute by the Foundation to the great humanitarian example set by Kalina, rescuer of hundreds of children. Sensitive and well documented, Kinderblock 66 follows the journey of the children who survived from Block 66 from their homes in Europe, Israel, the U.S., Weimar and Buchenwald.

The mission of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation is to develop educational programs and public awareness campaigns based on the values of solidarity and civic courage, ethical cornerstones of the Saviors of the Holocaust.

Related  link: http://www.raoulwallenberg.net/news/tribute-to-antonin-kalina-rescuer-of-hundreds-of-children/