On January 27, the date designated in 2005 by the United Nations as International Holocaust Remembrance Day—and in commemoration of the 70th  anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on January 27, 1945, MCHE will present a 20th anniversary screening of “The Holocaust: Through Our Own Eyes”as the first program in its 2015 film series, Documenting the Holocaust.

To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, other films in the series will focus on various postwar perspectives of the Holocaust. Each is distributed by the National Center for Jewish Film, located on the campus of Brandeis University.

All films will be shown in the Social Hall of the Jewish Community Campus. Each program will begin at 7:00 p.m. with an introduction to the film. Seating for those with advance reservations begins at 6:30. Walk-ups will be seated at 6:45. To ensure advance seating for the remaining films, be sure to make your reservation at least one day in advance.

As a memorial tribute to Steve Chick, MCHE’s immediate past president and an avid supporter of the arts, and with gratitude to the community for its support of State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda, MCHE is offering the 2015 series at no charge. Advance reservations are encouraged, however, by calling MCHE’s automated response line, 913-327-8196, visiting the MCHE office, emailing rsvp@mchekc.org with full contact information, or reserving your seats below.

Sponsorship Opportunities
To help defray costs of licensing fees and publicity, MCHE is inviting sponsorships of $150 for individual films and full series sponsorships of $600 (Supporter) and $1,000 (Patron). Those interested may make their commitments using the button below, by mail, or by calling MCHE’s executive director, Jean Zeldin, at 913-327-8191.
Donations are also appreciated at the door but not required.
Series Patrons
  • Bill and Regina Kort
  • Norman and Elaine Polsky Family Charitable Foundation
  • Shirley White
Series Supporters
  • Michael and Robynn Andracsek
Individual Film Sponsors
  • Rich and Judy Hastings
  • Marc and Leslee Gottlieb Price
  • Mike and Marsha Weaver
Buchenwald Ball

May 19 – The Buchenwald Ball

Uplifting, full of swagger and joie de vivre, this film tells the story of 45 orphans who escaped the Holocaust and found their way to Australia after their liberation from the Buchenwald concentration camp. Every year on April 11, the anniversary of their liberation, the Buchenwald Boys, as they came to be known, held a ball filled with music, dancing, and an energy that defied their advancing ages and celebrated life, friendship, family and love. The film
documents their struggles, their humor, and ultimately the tenacity of their human spirits in the aftermath of unimaginable tragedy. (Running time: 52 minutes – English)
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