March 4, 2010

5th Annual Saviors on the Screen Film Marathon in New York

The IRWF joins forces with JCC Manhattan to present ”Saviors on the Screen,” a special marathon of films remembering the righteous saviors of Jews during the Holocaust. Taking place on April 11-12 at the JCC Manhattan, the series is part of the IRWF’s Yom HaShoah programs, which not only honor the memory of those lost during the Holocaust, but also celebrates the life of those who survived.

With Anne Frank and her fate as a point of departure for a dramatic and moving look at the destinies of children who went into hiding, Hidden Children – Unknown Heroes, by Kirsten Esch, follows survivors as they recall their experiences and visit the places where they were hidden. The film takes them to Poland, Holland, and Germany.

No. 4 St. of Our Lady, directed by Barbara Bird, Judy Maltz, and Richie Sherman, tells the remarkable, yet little-known, story of Francisca Halamajowa, a Polish-Catholic woman who rescued 16 of her Jewish neighbors during the Holocaust, while cleverly passing herself off as a Nazi sympathizer.

All screenings will take place April 11-12 at The JCC Manhattan, located at 334 Amsterdam Avenue. For more information and to acquire tickets, visit JCC Manhattan’s website.