20th Anniversary of the Making of Schindler’s List

Shoah Foundation’s Dr. Stephen Smith to speak in Hartford

schindlers listIn 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.

Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith

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, jfact@mcmgmt.com, 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.

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