“Trezoros” screening,Q&A with filmmakers and dessert reception set for Monday

The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center of Philadelphia will host a screening of another important Holocaust-related film, coupled with a Q&A session with the filmmakers.  “Trezoros – The Lost Jews of Kastoria” will be screened on Monday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the National Museum of American Jewish History. This event is free and open to the public.

June 19 – “Trezoros- The Lost Jews of Kastoria” – Monday, June 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the National Museum of American Jewish History, corner of 5th & Market Street Philadelphia, PA

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.

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“Trezoros” (a Ladino/JudeoSpanish term of endearment meaning “Treasures”) is a highly emotional story told by its survivors, with interviews filmed on location in Kastoria, Thessaloniki, Athens, Tzur Moshe, Tel Aviv, Miami, Los Angeles and New York. Please join us after the screening for a dessert reception & an opportunity to speak with Larry Confino & Lawrence Russo – filmmakers of Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria. This event is presented in partnership with the National Museum of American Jewish History.

Reservations are recommended for both events by calling HAMEC at 215-464-4701 or email shelley@hamec.org.

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