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Documentary: Forgotten Transports to Poland

Date: 10 November 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Venue: Congregation Beth El

Congregation Beth El will feature Lukáš Přibyl's "Forgotten Transports to Poland" on November 10, at 7:30 pm. The film is the final installment of a quartet of documentaries about survival during the Holocaust.

The film deals with the difficult choices people escaping Nazi ghettos, labor, and death camps in the Lublin region of Poland had to make in order to adapt and survive in utter extremity, on the run, in hiding—with a great deal of ingenuity, much humor and tremendous optimism. Out of 14,000 Czech Jews deported to forgotten places such as Sawin, Luta, Krychow, or Zamosc in the Lublin district of Poland, fifty survived the war. The handful of witnesses share their past, for the first time.

Lukáš Přibyl (born 1973, Ostrava, Czech Republic) studied Politics and Near Eastern Studies at Brandeis University and the  Hebrew University in Jerusalem; Religion and Human Rights at SIPA at Columbia University in New York; History at Central European University in Budapest; and Jewish Religion and Philosophy in Sweden. He has published on various aspects of Jewish history and curated exhibitions at the Jewish Museum in Prague. He also served as the first Director of the European Shoah Legacy Institute. Currently, he is the director of the Czech Center in Tel Aviv. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Shatz)          

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016, at 7:30 pm

Location: Congregation Beth El
8215 Old Georgetown Road         
Bethesda, MD 20814  
RSVP not required, free admission
For questions, contact the Beth El office at 301/652-2606.