Shadows From My Past Screening at Cong. Mount Sinai Wednesday Afternoon

This Wednesday afternoon, May 17, starting at 3:30, Congregation Mount Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West (at Clark Street) will present a screening of Shadows From My Past, a documentary film by Curt Kaufman and Gita Weinrauch Kaufman that, based on letters from 1939 through 1941, tells the story of a Jewish family in Vienna struggling to save themselves and their children. It also includes interviews with many contemporary and recently deceased Austrians, including Simon Wiesenthal, Kurt Waldheim, President Heinz Fischer, Theodore Bikel, Jorg Haider, and Holocaust survivors, reflecting on Austria’s role in the persecution and deportation of Jews during the time of Nazi rule. Co-writer and co-director Gita Kaufman will be there to discuss the film after it plays. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

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