Yom Hashoah 2008

Saviors on the screen – Annual Film Marathon at the JCC in Manhattan

Together with the JCC of Manhattan, we will present three movies, on April 29th and April 30th. Two documentaries and one feature film (special advance screening) will be included. Buy tickets

April 29, 7:30 pm: As seen through these eyes

The documentary focuses on art made by children during the Holocaust, and in certain cases, even at the encouragement of the German authorities.
Documentation of these works and conversations with surviving artists give us a glimpse into what went on in the minds of these children and into the strength of the human spirit.

April 30, 6 pm: The House on August Street

This highly acclaimed Israeli documentary, brings the untold story of Beate Berger who founded ”Beit Ahawah” (”House of Love”) in Berlin for Jewish Children in need. In the early 1930s she made the courageous decision to save the children from the Nazis, and through unique rescue operations, she took them to a new home she built for them in Israel. New York Premiere

April 30, 8 pm: Fugitive Pieces*

Fugitive Pieces

Based on the best-selling novel, the film tells the story of Jakob Beer, an orphan child saved by a Greek Archeologist during WWII. Over the course of his life Jakob attempts to deal with the losses he has endured. Through his writing and the discovery of true love, he is ultimately freed from the legacy of his past.
Starring: Stephen Dillane, Rade Sherbedgia, Rosamund Pike, Ed Stoppard, Ayelet Zorer
* Special Advanced Screening