When Day Breaks (Kad Svane Dan), 2012 (Serbia) 90 min
Directed by Goran Paskaljevic
An elderly, widowed and retired music professor lives a largely solitary existence in Belgrade until the excavation of the city’s old fairgrounds unearths a decades-old secret. Uncovered is an iron box that contains documents that verify that the professor is the son of a Serbian-Jewish couple who died at a Nazi death camp, and not the child of the Christian farmers who raised him.
The Jewish Cardinal (2012) France 90mins
Directed by Ilan Duran Cohen
This film tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age and later joining the priesthood.
Dr Adam Brown in conversation with Dr Mirna Cicioni about his new book:
Judging ‘Privileged’ Jews: Holocaust Ethics, Representation and The ‘Grey Zone’.
The Nazis' creation of prisoner hierarchies gave rise to a wide range of so-called "priveleged" positions in the camps and ghettos, forcing many victims to cooperate with their persecutors. Such controversial figures constitute an intrinsically important, frequently misunderstood, and often taboo aspect of the Holocaust.
Guest Speaker: Phillip Brady on 55 Years in Television and Radio.
Philip Brady is a media legend who has been entertaining audiences in Melbourne and beyond for many years.
From 20 March–2 April 2014 JIFF will present the inaugural Holocaust Film Series in cultural partnership with the Jewish Holocaust Centre and Sydney Jewish Museum (SJM).
2014 marks 30 years from when the Jewish Holocaust Centre opened its doors.
On May 20, 2014 the Jewish Holocaust Centre will host a special gala evening to commemorate this milestone. Our goal is simple – ‘remember the past, change the future’. Please make a note of this date in your diary.