Child Survivor of the Holocaust in Poland and Ukraine Tells the Story: film screening & discussion, 18-05-2016

April 25, 2016 • Educational, Past Events • Views: 586



Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 18:30


Ukrainian Cultural Centre,  154 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 4UH


Free but registration is required. RSVP by 16th May 2016 to the Spiro Ark or by telephone: +44 (0)20 7794 4655


18:30 arrival
18:45 welcome address by Nitza Spiro, Director, Spiro Ark
19:00 screening of “Shimon’s Returns” film
19:50 on-stage discussion and Q&A
20:30 tea, coffee, kosher wine and snacks served

FILM ‘Shimon’s Returns’

As a little boy, Shimon Redlich survived the Holocaust in Poland under Nazi German occupation after being rescued by a Ukrainian and a Polish family. He returns to the places of his childhood to re-connect with this past, to understand what the Holocaust meant for those communities and how it is remembered. See trailer here.



Shimon Redlich, Prof. Emeritus, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Dr Joanna Beata Michlic, a historian of contemporary European History at the University of Bristol and Honorary Senior Research Associate at the UCL Centre for Collective Violence, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)

Moderator: Marina Pesenti, Director of the Ukrainian Institute

Read more about panelists and the film here:

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