The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust announces several new virtual programming for July
Beneath a Scarlet Sky Book Talk with Author Mark Sullivan
Thursday, July 16 | 2 PM
Mark Sullivan talks about his new novel based on the true story of forgotten war hero Pino Lella. When Pino’s family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, he joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps. In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier. Pino becomes the person-al driver for General Hans Leyersm – one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious and powerful commanders. Now with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret. Journalist Mel Laytner will join Sullivan for this conversation.
“Watermarks” Film and Post-Screening Discussion
Thursday, July 23 | 2 PM
Screening and discussion of “Watermarks” with co-writer and film director Yaron Zil-berman and Professor Raanan Rein of Tel Aviv University; a film that tells the story of the champion women swimmers of the legendary Jewish sports club Hakoah Vienna. Hakoah was founded in 1909 in response to the notorious Aryan Paragraph, which forbade Austrian sports clubs from accepting Jewish athletes. After the Anschluss in 1938, the Nazis shut down the club, but the swimmers managed to flee the country before the war broke out. Sixty-five years later, director Yaron Zilberman meets members of the women’s swim team in their homes and arranges for them to have a reunion in their old swimming pool. Co-presented with The Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York and Kino Lorber.