Maryland Premiere: After Auschwitz
Thursday, April 18th at 6:30 pm
“You’re free. Go home.” Most Holocaust films end with these words, the very words that survivors heard at liberation. But After Auschwitz is not a typical “Holocaust” film. It begins with these words, inviting audiences to experience what happened next. In watching the struggles of survival, the audience feels a searing connection to our current political climate, as history teaches us the vital role humanity plays in our hopes for greater understanding and compassion.
After Auschwitz is a “Post-Holocaust” documentary that follows six extraordinary women, capturing what it means to move from tragedy and trauma towards life. These women all moved to Los Angeles, married, raised children and became “Americans” but they never truly found a place to call home. They serve as our guides on an unbelievable journey, sometimes celebratory, sometimes heart breaking but always inspiring.
This program is presented in relation to the Stitching History from the Holocaust exhibit, on display April 7 – August 4, 2019. Tickets to public programs include admission to the Museum.