Thu, Feb 06|
Romanian Cultural Institute
100 Years of Saving Lives: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Romania
Exhibition I Talk I Film
Time & Location
Feb 06, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Romanian Cultural Institute, 200 E 38th St, New York, NY 10016, USA
About The Event
As the world observes the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we prepare to join in the commemoration of the tragedy of the Shoah by honoring the extraordinary humanitarian work done in Romania for more than a century by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). The tremendous, life-saving efforts of this indefatigable organization will be remembered at the Romanian Cultural Institute through an exhibition prepared by the Center for the Study of the History of Jews in Romania and a panel discussion featuring JDC’s Vice President Jane G. Weitzman, historian Adrian Cioflâncă, and journalist Teodora Drăgoi.
The evening will open with the world premiere of ”Sărmaș '44”, the documentary film produced by Romanian broadcaster TVR telling the tragic story of the massacre of 126 Jews in the village of Sărmașu in Romania's Mureș County under Horthyst Occupation.
This event is free and seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis.