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The 9th Annual Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch Memorial Program on Immigration

April 26, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


In partnership with the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival Presents:



Maryland Premiere

Sunday, April 26, 2015 • 3:00pm

USA 2014; Documentary; Director: Michael Drob

Language: Russian with English subtitles, 86 min.


Showing at The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for Performing Arts

3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue

Owings Mills, MD 21117



In the late 1980’s, on the brink of the collapse of the Soviet Union, tens of thousands of Soviet Jews were finally allowed to leave the USSR. What these people did not expect was that their final destination, America, no longer welcomed them with open arms. In 1988, American policy suddenly changed and thousands of Soviet Jews were stranded in Italy.



Michael Drob, Director of Stateless

Lev Golinkin, Author of A Backpack, A Bear and Eight Cases of Vodka: A Memoir

Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS


Support for the Risch Memorial Program is provided by Frank and Helen Risch through the Risch Memorial Endowment Fund at THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.



April 26, 2015
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm