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Holocaust Remembrance Day Events, 2017

Film Screening: “Shalom Italia”

Each year on Holocaust Remembrance Day Beit Hatfutsot, in cooperation with the Kantor Center holds an event in honor of the late Felix Zandman, 1927 – 2001, the bright scientist. Zandman was born in Grodno, Poland, he matured in Nazi occupied Poland and during the Second World War, when he was 15, he had to stay underground in a hiding pit for 18 months. After the war, in 1956, he arrived at the U.S.A., where he established  “Vishay Intertechnology”, one of the largest industries in America.

This year we were delighted to host a most moving, meaningful event. 400 participants came to watch the film “Shalom Italia”, which tells the story of three Jewish Italian brothers: Reuven (Buby), Andrea and Emmanuel Anati, set off on a journey through Tuscany, in search of a cave where they hid as children to escape the Nazis. Their quest, full of humor, food and Tuscan landscapes, straddles the boundary between history and myth, and the result of which is a profound portrait of memory and history.

After the film there was a symposium with director Tamar Tal-Anati, Reuven Anati, and Prof. Dina Porat.

“To Remember Together” (זיכרון בסלון)

On Holocaust day we held (in cooperation with Hillel Tel Aviv University) intimate talks about the Holocaust, with young participants from Israel and abroad, including students, “Masa” volunteers and other program. Four sessions took place, in three languages: Hebrew, English, and Russian. Efraim Efter, Dov Shai, Thomas Geve, and Yaroslawa Lewicka.

(photos: Aleksandra Pasumanskaya)

 

 

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