Sunday, June 4th at 2pm
THEY SURVIVED TOGETHER
DIR: John Rokosny
Join us for a free screening of the Emmy Award winning documentary They Survived Together, followed by a talkback with filmmakers, director John Rokosny, producer Andriette Redmann, editor Patty Schumann and sound designer/mixer Tom Ryan
This harrowing and inspirational film traces the story of the Neiger family, one of the only families to escape and survive the Holocaust together. Showing old photographs and newspaper clippings, along with historical and archival film footage, the family takes turns sharing their recollections of one of the most terrifying experiences in history. They described living a peaceful life in a tight-knit Jewish community in Krakow, Poland, before the Nazis invaded and changed their lives forever. The siblings, consisting of Basia, Tosia, Hanka, Ben, and Cesia, recalled how their parents, Herman and Sarah, “miraculously” saved the family, helping them to escape the ghetto in 1943. As all of their friends and family were being murdered, their parents decided that they would choose the way they died if they indeed did not survive. Their mother said, “We will survive together as a family or not at all.”
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