Saviors on the Screen, a special Films Series dedicated to the rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust presented by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and the JCC Manhattan will take place on May 1-3, 2011.
Started in 2006 following an initiative of the IRWF, Saviors on the Screen is organized annually to commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
All the presentation will take place at the JCC Manhattan, located at 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street.
2011 Saviors on the Screen Program:
Sunday, May 1
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
IN THE SHADOW OF THE ACROPOLIS
IT WAS NOTHING …IT WAS EVERYTHING
Nearly 90% of Greek Jews—almost 65,000 individuals—perished during the Shoah. Of the approximately 10,000 who did survive, most were helped by neighbors who risked their own lives to save them. On Monday 1, 2011, at 7pm, two documentaries that tell the story of Greek rescuers will be screened: In the Shadow of The Acropolis (by Laura Zelle and Maxine Davis in Association with Tolerance Minnesota) and It Was Nothing …It Was Everything (by filmmaker Sy Rotter and the Foundation for Moral Courage).
A post-screening discussion will include representatives of the Greek Orthodox Church and Greek Jewish survivors.
Monday, May 2
Directed by Frank Stiefel
(40 min, US, 2010)
Ingelor tells the remarkable story of Ingelore Herz Honigstein. Born deaf in 1924 to Jewish parents in Kuppenheim, Baden-Baden, Germany, Ingelore witnessed the rise of anti-Semitism, Kristallnacht, and her father being sent to and then released from Dachau. Mixed with re-enacted drama and archival footage, Ms. Herz Honigstein tells her story of hope and survivor in spoken English and ASL.
8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
THE ROUNDUP (LA RAFLE)
Dir. Roselyne Bosch
(124 min, France, 2010)
On July 16th 1942 French police, following orders from the Nazi Authorities in occupied Paris, rounded up 13,000 Jews including 4,000 children at the Vélodrome d’Hiver (Winter Velodrome), an indoor bicycle racing cycle track and stadium not far from the Eiffel Tower. The Roundup traces the voyage from the Vélodrome d’Hiver to Auschwitz through the Drancy internment camp, showing the real destinies of the victims and the executioners.
With Jean Reno (The Da Vinci Code, The Professional) and Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, The Concert).
Tuesday, May 3
THE LAST SURVIVOR
Directed by Michael Pertnoy and Michael Kleiman
(88 min, US, 2010)
The Last Survivor is an award-winning documentary that follows the lives of survivors of four different genocides as they struggle to make sense of tragedy by raising awareness and promoting social activism.
For more information and to buy tickets please call 646-505-5708 or visit the JCC Manhattan’s website.