Issues in Judaism Lecture Series: In Darkness film screening

The Issues in Judaism Lecture Series presents a film screening of In Darkness, in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland (9-1-1939). From acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, In Darkness is based on a true story. Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a Nazi-occupied city in Poland, one day encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto. He hides them for money in the labyrinth of the town’s sewers. What starts out as a straightforward and cynical business arrangement turns into something very unexpected, the unlikely alliance between Socha and the Jews as the enterprise seeps deeper into Socha’s conscience. The film is also an extraordinary story of survival as these men, women, and children all try to outwit certain death during 14 months of ever-increasing and intense danger.

Commentator: Dr. Ellen G. Friedman, Professor of English and Holocaust and Genocide Studies,
The College of New Jersey
Author, The Seven, A Family Holocaust Story

 

Funding for these programs has been provided, in part, by the Dorothy and Elmer Kirsch Endowment for the Hofstra Cultural Center. In collaboration with the Jewish Studies Program in the Department of Religion.

 

 Date: Monday, September 23, 2019 

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit hofstra.edu/culture.

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.

 

 

Monday, September 23, 2019

Cost:

Free

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Location:

Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA


Contact:

Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
Website: Click to Visit

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