Yom HaShoah Commemoration 2014: Holocaust Remembrance Day

Monday, April 28, 2014

Engleman Hall - Room C112

Yom HaShoah Commemoration 2014: Holocaust Remembrance Day

Six Million and One
(Israel, 2011, 93 min.)
 
A documentary film by David Fisher
 
***A discussion with the filmmaker will follow the screening***
 
Filmmaker David Fisher discovers his father's memoir, a key to understanding the hopes and demons that plagued Joseph Fisher while he was in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. Joseph was a Hungarian Jew interned in Gusen and Gunskirchen, Austria, who later moved to Israel. His memoir was discovered only after his death. Fisher and his siblings retrace the footsteps of their late father, undertaking a remarkable journey to Austria …The siblings joke, kibitz and quarrel, and remind us that history and memory require active discussion among the later generations.
 
"A portrait of the conflicted, yet deeply loving dynamic among the children of a Holocaust survivor….their warmly combative, often darkly humorous debates prove rare, revelatory and intensely absorbing." - Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

Sponsored by the SCSU Judaic Studies Program

For additional information contact David Levine, (x26642/ x27012, levined1@southernct.edu), or David Pettigrew (x26778 pettigrewd1@southernct.edu).

Location

Engleman Hall - Room C112
501 Crescent St.
New Haven, CT 06515
USA

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Contact

David Levine

Phone: (203) 392-6642