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April 14, 2003
CONTACT: Tom McLaughlin
Office of University Relations
908-737-NEWS (6397)

Holocaust Resource Center at Kean University Hosts Free Film Series

UNION, N.J. - In commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the Holocaust Resource Center (HRC) at Kean University will show the following films as part of a free Sunday Film Series, held on April 27, in the HRC, located on the second floor of the Nancy Thompson Library, 1000 Morris Ave., Union, N.J.

1 p.m. The Warsaw Ghetto. Using narratives, as well as still and motion pictures, this film documents the 10-day resistance but gradual destruction of almost 500,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, cut off in a half-mile city area by Nazi forces.

2 p.m. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. This movie utilizes archival footage and actual testimonies of survivors of the ghetto.

2:30 p.m. Uprising. This film is based on the true story of the Jewish Fighting Organization, a courageous band of youthful Polish guerillas and freedom fighters led by Mordechai Anielewicz, who refused to yield to the Nazis during World War II.

Also on display in the HRC will be several newly published books on the Holocaust, such as The Conquerors by Michael Beschloss; After the Darkness by Elie Wiesel; and The Hidden Life of Otto Frank by Carol Ann Lee.

In addition, a Yom Hashoah Observance, also sponsored by the HRC and the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey, will be held on Tuesday, April 29, at 7:15 p.m. in Wilkins Theatre, also located on the University campus.

For further information, please call Helen Walzer, assistant director of the HRC at (908) 737-4661.