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A 10-year-old Mengele Twin, Eva Kor, suffered the worst of the Holocaust. At 50, she launched the biggest manhunt in history. In her 80s, she circled the globe to promote the controversial lesson her journey has taught:
Healing through forgiveness.
Narrated by Hollywood icon Ed Asner, Eva: A-7063 tells the full story of this historic figure for the first time. The film reveals Eva's hidden pain, unbridled rage and the unextinguished love for humanity that transformed her into an international spokeswoman followed by millions. Eva's is a triumph of hope, and this film is her legacy piece.
AJR BOOK CLUB
With Deborah Levison, 2G award-winning author, and Marilyn Sinclair, founder of Liberation75
Levison’s debut book, The Crate: A Story of War, a Murder, and Justice, is a true crime story with echoes of the Holocaust. It has received seven literary awards.
New York Times bestselling authors Lee Child called The Crate “impressive and important,” and James Rollins said it was a “gut punch with such harrowing moments that you have to stop and take a breath.” Other reviewers have called it “gorgeous and poetic,” “heart-wrenching,” and “a brilliant story.”
Memory Forward: How the 3rd Generation Tells the Stories of the Holocaust
From around the world, the next generation demonstrates and discusses how they are carrying the memory of the Holocaust into the future.
Rachael Cerrotti (USA) - Rachael's podcast, We Share The Same Sky, documents her journey to weave together her family’s Holocaust history.
Ricki Gurwitz (Canada) - Ricki’s documentary, The Accountant of Auschwitz, follows the trial of a 94-year-old former German SS officer.
Dr. Liat Steir-Livny (Israel) - Liat's research focuses on the changing commemoration of the Holocaust in Israel from the 1940s until the present.
Moderated by Cayle White, 3GNY Board Member.
Introductions by Rafi Yablonsky & Raquel Binder.
Stories are Stronger Than Hate: A Call to Action
Hosted by Mike Myers, Producer, Director, Actor (Shrek, Austin Powers)
Moderated by Dr. Stephen D. Smith, Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Chair, USC Shoah Foundation
Featuring Pinchas Gutter, Holocaust survivor from the Greater Toronto Area; Akim Aliu, Co-founder of Hockey Diversity Alliance, Former NHL Hockey Player; Dr. Claudia Wiedeman, Director of Education, USC Shoah Foundation; and Rachel Luke, High school educator in the Greater Toronto Area
WE ARE HERE: A Celebration of Resilience, Resistance, and Hope
Missed it (or want to experience it again)? By the Museum of Jewish Heritage, this special concert event commemorated the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 77th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
"Zog nit keyn mol" (the Partisan Song) binds together those who fight for justice. It begins with the words “Never say this is the final road for you,” and ends with “We Are Here.”
Renowned actors, musicians, and civic leaders featured in the event included Whoopi Goldberg, Renée Fleming, Billy Joel, Lang Lang, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Lea Salonga, Mayim Bialik, and many more!
This award-winning film and program was scheduled for Liberation75 so we were happy to be able to present it virtually.
In this film, we hear directly from a Liberator of Gunskirchen Concentration Camp (a sub-camp of Mauthausen) about his experiences, and how liberation of the Camps impacted his life.
The program was dedicated to all who served, witnessed and shared their firsthand accounts of the Holocaust.
On May 7, 1945 German armed forces surrendered unconditionally to the Western Allies and in the East on May 9, 1945. Allied forces proclaimed May 8, 1945, to be Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day). Soviet forces proclaimed May 9, 1945, as the day the war ended.
Produced as part of USC Shoah Foundation's Stronger Than Hate initiative – Liberation Heroes explores the journeys of Liberators and Liberation Witnesses, drawing parallels between the past and present. These one-of-a-kind stories of World War II heroes serve as a compelling reminder of what is at stake as antisemitism and xenophobia continue to rise, and as a call to action to stand against hatred in all its forms.