Film Screening of "Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria" @ National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia [19 June]

Film Screening of "Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria"

19:00 - 22:00

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National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Film Screening of «Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastori» on Monday, June 19, 7pm
Includes a talk back with filmmakers Larry Confino and Lawrence Russo and a light reception
Free! Registration Required:

«Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria» is a moving documentary that illuminates the lives of a Sephardic community in Greece whose story speaks for all people who have been decimated by war and discrimination. The story is set in the beautiful, idyllic city of Kastoria where Jews and Christians lived in harmony for over two millennia. In October of 1940 it would all be destroyed after the invasion of Greece by Axis forces. Initially occupied by Italy, the Jewish community remained safe. After Mussolini fell from power the Nazis took control of the town, dooming the community that had existed since the times of the Roman Empire.

The film uses never before seen archival footage, vibrantly bringing to life just one of the many Jewish communities that had existed in Greece before the end of World War II. «Trezoros» (Ladino/Judeo-Spanish term of endearment meaning «Treasures») is a highly emotional story told by it's survivors, with interviews filmed on location in Kastoria, Thessaloniki, Athens, Tzur Moshe, Tel Aviv, Miami, Los Angeles and New York.

Presented in partnership with the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center

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