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Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski

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Calendar   Commemorations
Location Webinar
Date Wed, Jan 27, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Duration   1h
Details The National Jewish Theater Foundation (NJTF) - Holocaust Theater International Initiative (HTII) "Remembrance Readings," in association with the New York Library for the Performing Arts is honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day 1/27/2021 by showcasing the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics' original production of Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, starring Oscar-Nominated actor David Strathairn.

Join Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck; Lincoln), writer director Derek Goldman, Emmy Award-winning film producer Eva Anisko, and playwright Clark Young for a program of performance and discussion featuring excerpts from Strathairn's virtuoso solo play performance (and forthcoming feature film) Remember This in which he embodies the story of Polish World War II hero and Holocaust witness Jan Karski. A courier for the Polish Underground, Karski volunteered at great risk to carry eyewitness reports of the destruction of the Jewish people of Poland to the Free World. From the underground tracks of Polish resistance to the despair of the Warsaw Ghetto and Nazi camps, to the Oval Office, this work explores and celebrates the complex life and legacy of a witness, spy, diplomat, hero, and Georgetown University Professor who overcame overwhelming odds to “shake the conscience of the world” -- connecting his belief in humanity, even in the darkest times, to our present moment. Performance excerpts will be followed by a discussion with the creative team, moderated by National Jewish Theater Foundation President and Founding Director of NJTF HTII at University of Miami Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies, Arnold Mittelman, about the theatrical production, the forthcoming film, and the Lab's related educational platform Bearing Witness: The Legacy of Jan Karski Today.

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Launched in 2015 by NJTF HTII, Remembrance Readings are annual international events that invite Holocaust organizations, theater companies, schools and universities, places of worship, libraries, JCCs, educators, artists and the general public to use the power of theater to commemorate the Holocaust.

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