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Documentary: Forgotten Transports to Estonia

Date: 10 November 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Venue: USHMM

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) will present Lukáš Přibyl's "Forgotten Transports to Estonia" on Nov. 10, from 2-4 pm in the Helena Rubinstein Auditorim. The film tells the story of the extraordinary bonds formed by a group of women and girls deported from Czechoslovakia to a concentration camp in Estonia.

Through extensive interviews and archival research, filmmaker Lukáš Přibyl reveals the spirit of community and mutual aid that helped these women to survive. Forgotten Transports to Estonia is one of four documentary films about the fate of approximately three hundred Czech Jews who survived their deportation to virtually unknown concentration camps and ghettos in Eastern Europe. Lukáš Přibyl will introduce the film.

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, Nov. 10, 2016, 2-4 pm

Location: US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)       
Helena Rubinstein Auditorium
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW              
Washington, DC 20024 
RSVP: lswift@ushmm.org, free admission