Kristallnacht Interfaith Commemoration
Premiere One-Time Screening of "The Rescuers"
Wednesday, November 14
7:00pm @ Page Hall, UAlbany downtown campus
Event: Premiere One-Time Screening of "The Rescuers"
Venue: Page Hall, UAlbany downtown campus
The Rescuers is the inspiring documentary about non-Jewish diplomats who helped save thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.
“The Rescuers” joins Holocaust historian Sir Martin Gilbert and Rwandan anti-genocide activist Stephanie Nyombayire with Emmy winning director Michael King. They travel to 15 countries and three continents to explore the “mystery of goodness”-- that characteristic in people who make morally correct decisions when facing genocide, despite the risk to themselves and their families. Stephanie Nyombayire, who lost 100 members of her family in the Rwandan genocide, and Sir Martin Gilbert, who, as a child, was evacuated during the Battle of Britain and lost many of his family in the Holocaust, provide a unique counterbalance of generations.
The event will feature Stephanie Nyombayire, a young Rwandan anti-genocide activist who is studying in New York, Joyce Mandell, producer, Michael King, director, and Sir Martin Gilbert, Holocaust historian.
Sponsored by Holocaust Survivors & Friends Education Center, the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York and the Center for Jewish Studies at the University at Albany.