Jewish Community Campus
5801 West 115th Street
Overland Park, Kansas
MARCH 15, 2017 – IDA
Shown in the Social Hall of the Jewish Community Campus
In 1960’s Poland a young woman is on the verge of taking vows as a Catholic nun. Orphaned as an infant during the German occupation of World War II, she suddenly learns that her parents were Jewish. Together with her unconventional aunt, her only surviving relative, she embarks on a road trip into the Polish country side to learn the fate of her family and to decide her own future. Winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film of 2015
Running time: 80 minutes, Polish with English subtitles.
Six Million Prosecutors
7:00 – 8:30 pm | Social Hall
On May 23, 1960, Israel’s Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion announced the capture of Adolf Eichmann, one of the highest level Nazi officials responsible for the deportations of European Jewry. Through the lens of literary expression, we will explore this turning point in Israel’s Holocaust narrative. Light dessert reception follows.Visiting Scholar: Rachel Korazim, Ph.D.
Holocaust Organizations, Scholars and Educators Sound Alarm on Surge in Hate Crimes Issue Call to Action to Lawmakers and Citizens
In a powerful statement issued by an array of Holocaust institutions, scholars and educators from around the world, an alarm is being sounded on the rise of groups that promote intolerance and hate speech. These 90 institutions and 71 individuals call on lawmakers to condemn white nationalist groups and ask citizens to be vigilant.