The next film in the 2018 Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be Shanghai Ghetto, screening at 1 pm on July 29 in the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Theater at 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Films in this Sunday series are free and open to the public.
Narrated by Academy Award-winner Martin Landau, this documentary records the story of thousands of Jews who sought refuge in Japanese-controlled Shanghai in the late 1930s. Survivors described how they formed a community in the exotic city, penniless and unprepared for their new lives in the Far East. This 2002 film, directed by Dana Janklowicz-Mann and Amir Mannis, is mostly in English with some subtitles and has a running time of 95 minutes.
Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion are facilitated by Rabbi Yosef Landa, Regional Director of Chabad of Greater St. Louis. Rabbi Landa’s father escaped to Shanghai in order to survive the Holocaust.
For further information and to RSVP, call 314-442-3711, email AGoldfeder@JFedSTL.org or visit HMLC.org/Rosenberg-Film-Series. The 2018 Sunday Afternoon Film Series is generously sponsored by Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg.