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Documentary Film: Shimon's Returns

  • The Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis St. San Francisco United States (map)

Free admission with free garage parking on Pierce St between Ellis and Eddy streets.

Shot in Poland, Ukraine, and Israel, this documentary film tells the story of Ben Gurion University professor Shimon Redlich, who survived the Holocaust as a child and is immortalized in the 1948 Polish Yiddish film Undzere Kinder (Our Children). A collector of memories and a seeker of good will, Shimon takes us on a journey through Poland and western Ukraine, uncovering the brighter sides of the darkest of times. 2015, 54 minutes. In English, Hebrew, Polish, and Ukrainian, with subtitles.

Program made possible, in part, by Marc and Marci Dollinger.

Co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter. Co-presented by KlezCalifornia, and the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation.

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