Yom haShoah 2018: The Second Generation: Children of Holocaust Survivors
(April 11-18, 25)
Opening Commemorative Ceremony collaboration with Congregation B'nai Israel of Toms River. Comments representative clergy of Toms River's diverse religious community, candle lighting service, and guest speaker and survivor, Clair Boren.
The reading of the names is being held at Congregation B'nai Israel of Toms River.
What our Fathers Did: Presentation by Ernie Arlans, OCC alumni and former Intern for the Center who is now finishing up graduate studies at Rutgers University majoring in Public History. The names of Hess, Himmler and Goering still have the power to evoke the horros of Nazi Germany. Using research and documentary clips, Ernie will discuss what is was like to live with one of those surnames.
Films and Discussions About The Second Generations:
Hitler's Children is an Israeli-German 2011 documentary film directed by Chanoch Zeevi that portrays how relatives of Hitler's inner circle deal with the burden of that relationship and the identification of their surname and family ties with the horrors of the Holocaust. They describe the conflicted feelings of guilt and responsibility they carry with them in their daily lives and the disparate reactions of their siblings and other family members. Intro and Q&A Dr. Ali Botein-Furrevig.
Inheritance is a compelling 2006 documentary film about Monika Hertwig, the daughter of Amon Goth, Commandant of Krakow-Plaszow concentration camp. Growing up, Monika was told by her mother that he was a good man and war hero, but Monika discovered as an adult, the truth after viewing Schindler's List. In her search for more information, Hertwig reaches out to Helen Jonas-Rosenzweig, a Holocaust survivor who was interned during World War II at Krakow-Plaszow, and forced to work as a maid for Amon Goth. More than 60 years after Goth was hanged for war crimes, the two women first meet at the site of the former concentration camp. Intro and Q&A Dr. Ali Botein-Furrevig.
"You Are The Future": Written by and starring acclaimed international cabaret singer, actress, and recording artist NAOMI MILLER, a child of survivors who was born in a displaced person's camp in Germany. This is an inspirational program interspersed with acting, mesmerizing personal narrative, and engaging storytelling to honor and remember those who persished in the Holocaust in Eastern Europe. Program will be followed by a memorial prayer.
Friday Film Fest
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All films start at 10:30. There will be a short discussion following the film.
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The Scent of Green Papaya is a beautiful Vietnamese drama about a young peasant girl named Mui who is hired to work for a well-to-do family in Saigon. Although the household's fortunes change for the worse, Mui stays with them as a servant and grows infatuated with one of their friends, the handsome Khuyen). Years later, Mui is employed by Khuyen, who has become a renowned pianist. Although Khuyen has a girlfriend, he gradually begins to realize his own strong connection with Mui. The film won the Caméra d'Or prize at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival, a César Award for Best Debut at the French annual film award ceremony, and was nominated for the 1993 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Central Station is a profoundly moving tale of the human spirit, featuring an unforgettable lead performance by Fernanda Montenegro (Best Actress Winner, National Board of Review). Inside Rio de Janeiro's bustling Central Station, two very unlikely souls are about to become inextricably linked. When a young boy witnesses his mother's accidental death, a lonely retired school teacher reluctantly takes the child under her wing. Although initially distrustful of each other, the two form an uncommon bond as they venture from the bustling city to Brazil's barren and remote northeast region in search of the boy's father. Together, the two embark on a journey of the heart that restores the woman's spirit and teaches the child precious life lessons.
I, The Worst of All: Set in a magnificent recreation of 17th Century Mexico, this film is based on a true story as told in the book "The Traps of Faith" by Nobel Prize winner Octavio Paz. It is the portrait of a brilliant and beautiful poet, Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz who enters the convent to pursue her love of writing and goes on to gain international renown as one of the best poets in the Golden Age of Spanish poetry. However, this is the height of the Inquisition and her intellectual prowess soon leads to clashes with the Archbishop of Mexico. Sister Juana is protected only by the beautiful new Vicereine who befriends and shelters Sister Juana, while simultaneously becoming her erotic muse.