Harbor from the Holocaust Virtual Screening & Discussion

Harbor from the Holocaust Virtual Screening & Discussion

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join Classical 91.5 and WXXI for a special 20-minute sneak preview of the hour-long documentary, Harbor from the Holocaust and panel discussion.

Harbor from the Holocaust screens September 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Virtual Little, followed by a panel discussion on Little Theatre's Facebook page. The film shares the story of 20,000 Jewish refugees who fled Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II to the city of Shanghai. It explores the extraordinary relationship the refugees, known as “Shanghailanders,” had with their adopted city, through the bitter years of Japanese occupation 1937-1945 and the Chinese civil war that followed.

The screening will be followed by a discussion on the film and how the music in the film evokes the time, the fear, the pain and the joy of the “Shanghailanders.” WXXI Classical 91.5 host Mona Seghatoleslami will introduce the film and moderate the discussion with a guest panel that includes: Michael N. Dobkowski, Professor of Religious Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Sheila Gissin Weinbach, family member and friend of Holocaust survivors who escaped to China; and Renée Jolles, Wegman Family Professor of Violin, Eastman School of Music; Concertmaster, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; founder of the Holocaust Remembrance Concert series at the Eastman School of Music.

This screening is made possible with support from: