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Leaving Memel - Refugees from the Reich
a Film Documentary by Fred Finkelstein


Tuesday October 16, 2018
2:00 PM until 3:30 PM


Leaving Memel - Refugees from the Reich is a 42 min. personal memoir set against the backdrop of the Holocaust and WWII.
 
Our story begins with the birth of my great-grandfather, Moses Golden, born in 1852. It follows his early life in both Ireland and in Lithuania, his marriage, and the birth of his 8 children, one of whom was my grandmother, Judith Golden Fleischmann. 
 
Their lives in Lithuania came to an abrupt end when they took leave in 1939 and came to Indianapolis, Indiana and eventually New York.
 
By the film’s end we see what has unfolded here in America and how recent events can so easily reopen the wounds of the past. . . https://vimeo.com/256360106/2c142b998f

Q&A after film screening

Fred Finkelstein began working in video production in 1972 at the Port Washington Public Library on Long Island, while also teaching video in the Port Washington Public Schools. He also taught in an arts-funded program through the South Carolina Arts Commission, and at a number of schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Fred began a freelance career producing documentaries on such diverse subjects as whisky moonshine and psoriasis. My Skin’s on Fire - Living with Psoriasis, was the first film to focus on the impact of this disease and was screened on five continents.  And his companion piece, I’m Just Like You - Children with Psoriasis was broadcast on more than 70 PBS stations nationwide. 

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

Great Neck Library School District residents have priority for seating.  Please arrive 15 minutes earlier for preferred seating.


Location: Main Library Community Room
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