Special Screening of "The Peretzniks" Documentary

Published: May 24th 2010
in Culture » Movies

Film poster by Tomasz Pracel "Mucha" (detail)

The Polish-Jewish Heritage Foundation of Canada will be presenting a special showing of the documentary The Peretzniks in June.


The Peretzniks tells the story of a Jewish school in Lodz, Poland.  Following the Communist anti-Semitic campaign, which took place in Poland in 1968, the school was closed down and families were forced to leave Poland.  As a result of this, the Peretz School graduates are dispersed all over the world, including Toronto. The bittersweet memories of their youth in post-war Poland is what binds the Peretzniks together till this day.


Alumni include world renowned architect Daniel Libeskind and award-winning writer Henryk Grynberg (Uchod?cy / Refugees). 


The screening takes place Thursday June 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto. The film will be introduced by its director, S?awomir Grünberg, and accompanied by assistant director Katka Reszke and a group of Canadian Peretzniks. There is a suggested donation at the door of $8. For more information, visit www.perecowicze.com.

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