Join us for the film screening and discussion of Ethan Bensinger’s film, Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home.
Refuge reaches back more than 70 years to give a voice to the final generation of Jewish victims of Nazi persecution. The film traces the lives of Holocuast survivors and refuges who today live in Chicago at Selfhelp, a home that has provided refuge for more than 1,000 elderly Central European Jews since the end of WWII. Told through the eyewitness experiences of Selfhelp’s residents and founders, this is a story of remarkable courage and resilience. You will fall in love with these extraordianry people and be moved by their stories.