Ambassador of Switzerland, Mr. Jean-Daniel Ruch visited Beit Hatfutsot
We were delighted to host Mr. Jean Daniel Ruch, Ambassador of Switzerland in Israel, to a special screening of the film A Jew Must Die (Un Juif pour l’exemple), on 13.3.17.
After the film a discussion was held, with the director, Jacob Berger and Prof. Dina Porat from Tel Aviv University.
The film is based on a novel by Jacques Chessex, who was awarded the Goncourt Prize. It tells the true story of Arthur Bloch, a Jewish cattle trader, murdered in 1942 by Nazi supporters in the small town of Payerne in Switzerland. The film examines the murderers’ motives, in comparison with current events. It also emphasizes the necessity to preserve the memory of painful past events, especially in small communities.