Dinner & Film Screening: "The Birthday Party"

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 • 3 Av 5777

7:00 PM - 10:00 PMASBI

Dinner is now sold out, but we welcome you to join us at 8:30 PM for the film/talk - no RSVP required.

 

 

Dinner & Screening of “The Birthday Party”

Followed by a talk with Dr. Arnold Clevs

Wednesday, July 26, at ASBI

 

Join us at ASBI for a meat dinner from Milt’s, a screening of “The Birthday Party,” and a talk with ASBI member, Dr. Arnold Clevs, who is featured in the film.

 

Siyum & Dinner: 7:00 PM

Mincha/Ma’ariv: 8:00 PM

Film (approx. 1 hour): 8:30 PM

Talk with Dr. Clevs: 9:30 PM

 

 

In the summer of 1944, three trainloads of boys from Kovno, Lithuania, ages 7 to 12 and survivors of the notorious Ghetto Children’s Action, were rounded up and sent to Auschwitz. One year later, only twenty five of the 130 young Jewish boys had survived. For over forty years, these individuals have gathered to celebrate May 5, the day of their liberation and the date each has taken as his official birthday. “The Birthday Party” documents their stories of survival, as children in Auschwitz and as adults living with memories from a lifetime ago.

Ruth Walk’s documentary introduces us to the remaining survivors,
including ASBI member Dr. Arnold Clevs. The stories detailed here are tragic, to be certain, and the elderly men who appear on camera are all articulate in their recollection of the horrors they faced during the 1940s. The fact these men were able to go on to normal and prosperous lives is a testament to their strength and intelligence.

 

 

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