Film Screening | Panel: The Last Witnesses

Film Screening | Panel: The Last Witnesses
June 23, 2016 | 6:30 pm

They are the last survivors and witnesses. They speak up and tell us their stories. Stories about how they escaped and survived from the Holocaust. How much longer will we be able to listen to their testimonies?

Over 75 years after the Shoah seven survivors share their terrible experiences and stories about colleagues who turned into robbers, neighbors into murderers, and friends into traitors. Together with ensemble members of Vienna's Burgtheater these Last Witnesses bring their memories back on stage.

Produced and directed by former Burgtheater Director Matthias Hartmann and the acclaimed Israeli-Austrian writer Doron Rabinovici, the original Burgtheater performance will be presented in a special screening of the 2013 recording. The subtitled screening will be followed by a talk with former Washington Post Editor and current Opinion Editor of Moment Magazine Amy E. Schwartz and Ari Rath, one of the protagonists.

Ari Rath (born 1925) is an Austrian-Israeli journalist and writer, born and raised in Vienna. After the 1938-Anschluss he came as a thirteen-year-old Boy through the Youth Aliah  to the Palestine. As one of the founders of the kibbutz Hamadia he studied contemporary history and economics. After turning to journalism he became editor and editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post. At the age of 91, he continues to be active as a journalist and author, as well as promotor of dialogue between cultures and civilizations. He lives in Vienna and Jerusalem.

When: Thursday, June 23, 2016 | 6:30 pm
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court, NW, Washington, DC, 20008

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