Between 1933 and 1941 thousands of Jews fled Nazi Germany and Austria for America. Leaving behind brothers, sisters and parents, more than 20,000 of them came together in Washington Heights in New York City. Here, for the first time, they lived among Jews. While horrific reports trickled in from the camps, the emigrants cooperated to build their new society. Like Shoah and The Sorrow and the Pity, We Were So Beloved uses gripping personal testimony to examine the complex emotional and philosophical implications of the survival of the Jews of Washington Heights.
Q&A with director Manfred Kirchheimer and reception with foods from Washington Heights to follow screening
Sunday, June 26th, 4:00pm
Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10027, maysles.org