An Untold Tale: The Holocaust in Greece

Film: Cloudy Sunday (Ouzeri Tsitsanis)

  • Sunday, January 14
  • 2pm
  • Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC
  • 6255 N Santa Monica Blvd
  • Instructor: Dr. Amy Shapiro & member of the Greek Orthodox clergy

Greek drama set in 1942 Thessaloniki (Salonika) about the forbidden love between a young Jewish girl and a Christian boy who are members of the Resistance. The film depicts the destruction of the Sephardic Jewish community of Salonika.

 

Film: Because of that War (B’glal Hamilhamah Hahi)

  • Wednesday, January 24
  • 7pm
  • Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC
  • 6255 N Santa Monica Blvd
  • Instructor: Community Shlichah Keren Weisshaus (Israeli emissary for Milwaukee)
  • Co-sponsored by the Israel Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation

This is the first Israeli film to deal with the after-effects of the Holocaust on the second generation in Israel, highlighting two well-known rock musicians (Yehuda Poliker & Ya’acov Gilad) and their survivor parents.

 

Concert: Cantor Alberto Mizrahi accompanied by Joyce Altman

  • Sunday, February 18
  • 2pm
  • Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC
  • 6255 N Santa Monica Blvd

Cantor Mizrahi – a leading interpreter of Jewish music and Hazzan of the Anshe Emet Synagogue – will present a concert of Jewish, Greek, and Mediterranean music and will speak about his Greek Holocaust survivor parents. Attendance by His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago.

 

Film: In the Shadow of the Acropolis & Talkback with the Filmmaker

  • Wednesday, February 21
  • 7pm
  • Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC
  • 6255 N Santa Monica Blvd

Discover the compelling story of an ancient Jewish culture – the Romaniotes – that was almost totally annihilated during the Holocaust. Told through the eyes of one family that survived the Holocaust in Greece. Filmmaker Laura Zelle will speak about her film and discuss her personal family history.

 

Lecture: Celebrating the Legacy of Archbishop Theophilos

His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago

  • Tuesday, March 20
  • 7pm
  • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
  • 9440 W Congress St

This special lecture marks the 75th anniversary of the historic letter written by Archbishop Damaskinos, archbishop of Greece during WWII, protesting the Nazis’ treatment of the Jews in Greece.

 

All programs free & open to the public.

Co-Sponsors:

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago

Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

    Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center