Past Event

Facade - 209 rue Saint Maur: Ruth Zylberman, 2017, 90 min.

September 26, 2017
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Buell Hall, 515 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 East Gallery
*Film screening and Q&A with director Ruth Zylberman This documentary is an exploration of a Parisian building that is layered with the memories of human lives. Zylberman reconstituted the stories of most of the families who lived at 209 Saint-Maur through interviews with children who survived the war. Through roundups and deportation during the German occupation, the terror of hiding and final return to light: the evocative power of the film transforms history into a palpable experience. Although the past and its mixture of mourning, loss and survival may resurface, it can never be recovered. This event is funded by the Knapp Family Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Cultural Memory Seminar and the Institute of Israel and Jewish Studies.