Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New York Screening of Vienna's Lost Daughters

By: Linda Cantor
I want to alert you to the New York screening of Vienna’s Lost Daughters, a movie of interest to all of us.  One of the ‘stars’ of the movie is Susanne Perl, mother of JGS member Marty Perl.  Marty's very moving article, "A Family Journey Back to Vienna," about the movie and his trip to Vienna with his parents, appeared in the spring 2007 issue of Dorot.

I quote from Jewish genealogy’s ‘movie maven’ Pamela Weisberger:

This new documentary follows eight women, living in New York, who grew up Jewish in Vienna and had to flee suddenly in 1938/39. The film deals with their attempt to create normality over time, illustrating how memory is manifested across generations. It is a sensitive study of the "survival guilt" over being torn from Austrian culture, showing the women's reminiscences of a happy childhood, how they managed to keep Vienna living on in New York, and the legacy they've passed on to their children and grandchildren.
For those of you living in the New York area, the film's Manhattan opening will take place from April 17th - 23rd, 2009 at the Village East Cinema at 181-189 2nd Ave., showing at 12N, 2PM, 4PM, 6PM, 8PM and 10PM. For further details, call 212-529-6799 or click to contact the theater directly.
  • On April 17th the eight women in the film and the crew will participate in a post-film discussion. 

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