Pieter Kohnstam to speak at The Studio@620 on May 10th
April 23, 2018 [St. Petersburg, FL] – The Florida Holocaust Museum presents a special screening of Lea and Mira, followed by a Holocaust Survivor talk on Thursday, May 10th at The Studio@620.
Lea and Mira, a Spanish film with English subtitles, tells the story of two elderly Polish Jewish women living in Argentina. As children, they were taken to the Auschwitz concentration camp, where they were imprisoned for two years. Having survived such horror was, in their own words, a miracle. The movie depicts the thoughts of these two Holocaust Survivors who, in the twilight of their lives, transmit their wisdom, their resilience, and their way of looking at the world and life after trauma and horror. This film pays homage to life and its power to triumph over death, even in the face of terrible suffering.
Following the film, local Holocaust Survivor Pieter Kohnstam will share his personal experience of escaping Nazi Europe to Argentina. Pieter was born in the Netherlands and lived in the same building as Anne Frank and her family. When his family was scheduled for transport to Theresienstadt, they fled Amsterdam and arrived in Argentina one year later in 1943.
To reserve your seat, call 727.820.0100 ext. 301. This program is free and open to the public.
The screening of Lea and Mira, followed by a Holocaust Survivor talk with Pieter Kohnstam, will take place on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at The Studio@620.
This program is sponsored by Duke Energy, The Florida Holocaust Museum’s 2018 Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Movement (GHRAM) Series sponsor.
The Studio@620 is located at 620 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
About The Florida Holocaust Museum
2017 marked a monumental milestone for The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) as the Museum celebrated its 25th Anniversary. One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The FHM honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered of died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org
Permanent collection of The Florida Holocaust Museum, photographer Jason Schwartz.