Shoah Foundation’s Dr. Stephen Smith to speak in Hartford
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the making of the Academy Award-winning film “Schindler’s List” and the subsequent establishment of the USC Shoah Foundation, filmmaker Steven Spielberg and Universal Pictures opened their archives to create Testimony, a two-volume illustrated book combining the behind-the-scenes story of the Oscar-winning film and the Foundation’s important work.
To mark this milestone, Voices of Hope – an organization created by descendants of Holocaust survivors to foster a culture of courage and social action against hate, bigotry, intolerance and indifference – and the Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut (JFACT) will host an evening with guest speaker Dr. Stephen D. Smith, the Shoah Foundation’s executive director, on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., at the Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Ave., in West Hartford.
Look for an in-depth interview with Stephen Smith on the making of “Schindler’s List” and the work of the USC Shoah Foundation in next week’s Ledger.
A book signing and dessert reception will follow the presentation. Books will be available for sale.
Tickets are $18; free for children under 18 and those with a college ID.
For more information or to register for the event, contact Kathy Fishman at (860) 727-5771, firstname.lastname@example.org, or register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dr-stephen-d-smith-testimony-tickets-13552956257.
This event is sponsored by Voices of Hope, JFACT, the Mandell JCC, the Jewish Book Council, and the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies.