Following Shira's Journey

Following Shira's Journey

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Release Date: Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

Directed by Natalie Cunningham, Carol Gordon.
Classification: Not yet rated, 51 mins.
Country: Australia, Greece.

More than 60,000 Greek Jews perished in the Nazi concentration camps, and yet the experiences of Greece’s Jewish population during the Holocaust have remained relatively unknown until now. In the post-war years, fear, suspicion, economic hardship and civil war relegated the sad history of the Greek Jews to the horrors of a time people preferred to forget.

Interviews with Greek-Jewish Holocaust survivors, as well as second and third generation survivors, offer insights into these now extinct communities, and their much smaller modern-day descendants determined to keep culture and traditions alive — especially in the face of anti-Semitism.

Screening followed by Q&A with director Carol Gordon.