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Why Is Holocaust Remembrance Relevant Now?

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Time & Date

Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 12:00 pm

Event Location

Coolidge Corner Theatre and Soul Witness Project Virtual EventOpen in Google Maps

Paris Alston, Radio Boston producer and Consider This host, moderates a discussion about the importanace of Holocaust remembrance with R. Harvey Bravman, producer and director of "Soul Witness,"  a documentary based on more than 80 hours of Holocaust testimonies conducted 30 years ago.

They'll be joined by second-generation survivors Janet Bloom and Dena Salzberg and Peggy Shukur, deputy regional director of the Anti-Defamation League. This panel discussion is one of two programs to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. You can find the second event here.

About "Soul Witness"

"Soul Witness" is a documentary film based on more than 80 hours of Holocaust testimonies conducted 30 years ago by Holocaust testimony expert, Lawrence Langer. The interview tapes sat in a metal closet for decades before being rescued for the making of this film. Survivors describe their lives before the war, growing intolerance, their lives during the war and the affect their experiences still had on them at the time of the interviews. Some witnesses survived death camps, some hid, others fought in resistance movements and many saved the lives of others.

The film is available for streaming now here.

Event hosted by the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Soul Witness Project.