April 8, 2015

Saviors on the screen 2015 presented by JCC Manhattan and the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation

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 Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Started in 2006 following an initiative of the IRWF, Saviors on the Screen is organized annually to commemorate Yom Ha Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

All the presentation will take place at the JCC Manhattan, located at 334 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City.

Program April 16, 2015


The film tells the story of two Jewish sisters, Toni and Rosi Grunschlag, who have lived, practiced and performed together as professional pianists at two pianos for nearly 80 years. Music has been their love and their strength, from the time it helped them escape Vienna in 1939, through when it found them a brief haven in England, to when they reunited with their parents in New York and began their musical career.

Dir. Todd Murray, Will Wyatt
(UK/USA/Austria, 2012, 58 min)

50 CHILDREN – 6.00 PM

Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus never intended to become heroes. But in early 1939, as conditions were worsening for Jews living inside Nazi Germany, the Philadelphia couple embarked on a risky and improbable mission – an effort to rescue 50 Jewish children and bring them to safety in the United States.

Dir. Steven Pressman
(USA, 2014, 62 min)

IDA – 8.00 PM

IDA is the Winner of the 2015 Foreign Language Academy Award.

In 1962 Poland Anna is about to take her vows to become a Catholic nun but must first meet her only surviving family – an aunt she didn t know existed. When her aunt, a former Communist state prosecutor, reveals to Anna that she is Jewish, the two women embark on a road trip into the Polish countryside to learn the fate of their family.

Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski
(Poland, 2013, 82 min)

For more information and to buy tickets please call 646-505-5708
or visit the JCC Manhattan s website.