November 18, 2016
Commemorating the 78th anniversary of the event considered the start of the Holocaust, the 15th annual Kristallnacht Film Forum presented “Buried Prayers” on Sunday, November 13, 2016 to 950 people in Zinman Hall on the Federation campus. “Buried Prayers” details the unknown story of a group of Jews who, in 1943, stood in a field in Majdanek, a death camp in Poland. Fearing their deaths, they buried their most prized possessions in the soil. After 60 years the survivors returned with an Israeli archaeological team and were given 72 hours by the Polish government to work at the site. The screenings featured in person, Matt Mazer, Executive Director and creative force behind the film, and local Holocaust survivor Norman Frajman. Raising funds for March of the Living scholarships, the Forum also featured a Donor Reception honoring Myrna and Dr. David Gross, seminal donors and activists for the MOLSouth, between the screenings.
Nov 8, 2015
Commemorating the 77th anniversary of what is considered the start of the Holocaust, on November 8, the 14th annual Kristallnacht Film Forum has once again showcased a compelling Holocaust-related feature. Presented by the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and the March of the Living, “Defiant Requiem” was screened at 1:30 and 6 p.m. in Zinman Hall on the Federation campus to sold-out audiences. Murry Sidlin, the star of the film and creator and inspiration behind it, spoke after each showing. A musical donor reception between the screenings honored survivors and longtime March of the Living supporters Ann and Byron Turnoff.
Nov 16, 2014
Commemorating the 76th anniversary of what is considered the beginning of the Holocaust, on November 9, the thirteenth annual Kristallnacht Film Forum has succeeded, again, in providing an innovative and compelling Holocaust-related feature. Presented by the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and the March of the Living, “Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story,” was screened at 3:00 and 7:30 p.m. in Zinman Hall on the Federation. Michael Spett, who survived the Holocaust as a child through Sousa Mendes’ heroism and remembers him, addressed each audience after each showing. A Patrons Reception between the screenings honored longtime supporter and philanthropist Ruth Taubman of Boca Raton.