Mar. 28, 2018
Re: New Israeli documentary: The Last Sunday of August.
It tells the sad story of Lithuanian Jewry during WWII through the narrative of the life prior to the war and the brutal extermination of 2,000 Jewish inhabitants by their Lithuanian neighbors in a small Lithuanian town of Moletai (also know by its Yiddish name of Malat) – all on a single day of August 29, 1941.
Moletai was just one of more than 220 places all over the Lithuania where similar atrocities occurred during the short period of June – October 1941 thus marking the beginning of the Holocaust in Lithuania.
The remarkable aspect of this film is the fact that its creators, first generation of descendants of the Holocaust survivors, with the passing of their parents, took upon themselves the task of preserving Holocaust history, honoring victim’s memory, and educating the younger generation about the importance of knowing the history and learning from it.
Recent events in Poland and other European countries underline the importance of what will be shown: Without knowing the facts it is easy to ignore those who are trying to rewrite the history.
Watch the documentary and join us for a panel discussion and Q&A with the creative team arriving from Israel for this special occasion.
Donate to help cover the cost of organizing the event. You will be proud you did.
Donations of any amount are appreciated. Tax receipts are issued to the donors.
Regular mail donations: Make a cheque payable to Chabad at Flamingo and carrying a note “Last Sunday of August”.
8001 Bathurst Street
Thornhill, ON L4J 8L5 Canada
In the field “In Honor/memory of” enter Screening of “The Last Sunday of August”
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The Last Sunday of August, official trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfSakNOyooA