Film presentation and talk by Dr. Robert Katz

Film presentation and talk by Dr. Robert Katz

As part of our Holocaust Education week in the Atlantic Region, the Sgoolai Israel Synagogue will be hosting a film presentation and talk by Dr. Robert Katz, Professor of Art, University of Maine, Augusta, Board of Director and Past President of the Holocaust and Human Rights Centre of Maine, Augusta, ME. Please join us for “WERE THE HOUSE STILL STANDING”. 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27th 7:30pm

Sgoolai Israel Synagogue|

168 Westmorland Street, Fredericton, NB.

“Were The House Still Standing”

(WTHSS) Film presentation (created by Katz) and talk.

Guest speaker: Dr. Robert Katz, Professor of Art, University of Maine, Augusta; Board of Director and Past-President of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Augusta, ME.

Katz, co-creator of WTHSS, an exhibit commissioned as a permanent installation for the Holocaust and

Human Rights Center as an innovative audio-visual project to remember the testimony of 16 Maine Holocaust survivors and liberators.

“Katz’s film allows for unexpected reflection and stillness.

Beginning with music and tranquil imagery taken from the natural world-flowing streams, forests, meadows,

birds- the film only gradually and subtly introduces its subject matter of death and suffering. Moving slowly from the depiction of bucolic stillness, and only gradually to the world of human suffering and horror, WTHSS is a remarkable contribution to the history of documentary film about the Holocaust”. -Professor Henry Schvey, Department of Drama and Comparative Literature, Washington University, St. Louis.

Reception and fellowship to follow.

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