Arts & Entertainment

Holocaust Film Series

Harbour of Hope (April 28, 1945)

The Holocaust Film Series is presented by the Jewish International Film Festival and contains 22 premiere feature films, shorts and documentaries from countries including Holland, Sweden, Germany, Serbia, France, Albania and Denmark.

Series director Eddie Tamir explains there were many Holocaust themed films left out of the recent Jewish Film Festival which deserved to be screened, so the Holocaust Film Series was devised.

The Promise is one of the highlighted films and tells the story of an Albanian Muslim and the Jewish refugee he helped to hide.

Harbour Of Hope contains rarely seen footage of Jews being rescued from the concentration camps and relocated to Sweden for a new life.

“Many of these stories are bleak, dark and depressing but they need to be told. You will come out in a positive frame of mind, as they provide optimism for our future,” says Tamir.

“Effectively, each film brings the events of 70 years ago lost in history books to life and viewers can celebrate the incredible resilience of the human spirit.” (MM)

Mar 23-30, Sydney Jewish Museum, 148 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst, $20-95 (5 film pass), (02) 9360-7999, jiff.com.au

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