Join us on August 4, 4 PM at All Soul's Church for an exclusive East Coast premiere of Leaving Memel - Refugees from the Reich. Director Fred Finkelstein will be with us to describe the making of the film and the stories behind his family's journey from Germany to the US during World War II.
The film tells the story of Judith Golden's family and what they experienced when the times changed and Hitler began demonizing Jews, homosexuals and Romani people in Europe. It's a small, personal memoir tucked inside a much larger, darker tale and has strong resonance today as anti-immigration fervor reaches new highs under our present leadership. It's also a story of survival, great timing and strong family bonds that make the difference between life and death.
Suggested donation $5-18 - no one turned away for lack of funds. Part of Temple Israel's Love Your Neighbor summer film series.
Please note that this screening will take place at All Souls Church, 399 Main Street in Greenfield, in the social hall.