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.
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.
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.
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.
His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago
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.
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC
Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center