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Thu, Mar 07

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Vilna Shul

Vilna Shul Screening & Concert - Boston Premiere

Screening with Meet and Greet with writer/director Heather Dune Macadam, followed by a concert with Czech/Slovak composers and Edith Grosman's son, George, who wrote Edith's Lament. PURCHASE TICKETS: https://vilnashul.org/events/event/forgotten-girls

Vilna Shul Screening & Concert - Boston Premiere
Vilna Shul Screening & Concert - Boston Premiere

Time & Location

Mar 07, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips St, Boston, MA 02114, USA

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About the event

Don’t miss the Boston premiere of a riveting new documentary about the 999 Slovakian Jewish girls who were aboard the first official transport to Auschwitz.

This documentary chronicles the untold story of 999 mostly teenage girls betrayed by their government. Told that by volunteering for “work” they would fulfill their patriotic duty, these innocent young women willingly bid their families farewell. Under the cloak of deceit, they were transported on a one-way ticket to Auschwitz. The few who survived endured more than three years in the death camp. In the film you’ll meet the last living survivors of the First Jewish Transport and learn their story.

Our screening will include a talkback and performance with writer/director Heather McDune Macadam and the Czech/Slovak musician team which composed the film’s score.

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