International Holocaust Remembrance Day will takes place on Saturday, January 27.
In commemoration of this important day we encourage you to join us for a documentary film.
Mengele Said “Please” to Me (Mengele mi říkal prosím), a documentary by Martin Slunečko (Czechia)
This documentary film, by Martin Slunečko (Czechia), features the unbelievable story of Artur Radvanský (1921-2009) who survived six concentration camps, including Auschwitz, where he was forced to serve the infamous Dr. Mengele. After the Holocaust, he stayed in Czechoslovakia, where he helped revitalize Jewish life during communist rule – developing a passion for working with the postwar generation. The film reveals his humanistic approach to memory, justice, and reconciliation.
Director Martin Slunečko will join us for the screening and follow- up discussion.
Dr. Jacob Labendz, director of the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Ramapo College and a scholar of Jewish life in postwar Czechoslovakia, will also be here for Q & A.
Monday, 1/29, 7 pm. Free and Open to the Community
Co- sponsored with the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Ramapo College