JHC Film Club: "Oma and Bella" (2016)

The JHC Film Club will be screening the documentary Oma and Bella (2012)
Directed by Alexa Karolinski

Guest Speakers:
Rita Erlich, well respected food writer, editor and speaker
Alice Zaslavsky, co-host of 'Veg Seg' on ABC Radio Drive, children's book author 'Alice's Food A-Z'.

Oma & Bella is an intimate glimpse into the world of Regina Karolinski (Oma) and Bella Katz, two friends who live together in Berlin. Having survived the Holocaust and then stayed in Germany after the war, it is the food they cook together that they remember their childhoods, maintain a bond to each other and answer questions of heritage, memory and identity.

As the film follows them through their daily lives, a portrait emerges of two women with a light sense of humor, vivid stories, and a deep fondness for good food. Created by Oma’s granddaughter Alexa, the film captures their ongoing struggle to retain a part of their past while remaining very much
engaged in the present.

The aim of the JHC Film Club is to view and discuss films about the Holocaust, other genocides and human rights issues. Monthly film screenings are followed by guest speakers and informal discussion.

Event Details

  • Event Date: Sunday 24 June
  • Time: 3.00pm
  • Event Type: Film Screening
  • Venue:
  • Venue Address: 13-15 Selwyn St
    Elsternwick 3185
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Bookings & Enquiries: 9528 1985 or admin@jhc.org.au