We are the witnesses to the stories and memories of the last survivors of the Holocaust. It is critical that we hear their voices now and vividly connect with their individual experiences. To help transmit this legacy to future generations, the Rabbi Leib Geliebter Memorial Foundation has created “Yizkereim: Remember Them” – a series of inspiring and educational Holocaust documentaries, in conjunction with the Zechor Yemos Olam Division of Torah Umesorah. These acclaimed films have been shown on Asarah B’Teves in Yeshivos and Day Schools around the globe, impacting hundreds of thousands of students. During the Sefirah and Three Weeks, the documentaries are presented to the general public in numerous venues worldwide.
To participate in our upcoming Yizkereim program and to arrange a documentary showing in a shul or other venue near you, please contact Suzanne Hersher at 718-338-0679 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
V’nikdashti presents moving accounts of sacrifice and Kiddush HaShem as told by survivors, featuring R’ Yosef Friedenson z”l, Mr. Morris Rubin, Mrs. Pearl Bensich, Mrs. Hendy Nadler, R’ Avrohom Obstfeld z”l, R’ Moshe Dovid Mandelbaum z”l and R’ Yitzchok Schwartz z”l.
|Monsieur presents the dramatic story of Rav Yonah Tiefenbrunner, z”l, and the orphanage he established in Belgium during the Holocaust. Child survivors saved by R’ Tiefenbrunner recount stories of courage, mesiras nefesh and Kiddush HaShem.
||Rescue & Neglect presents the little known account of a small group of dedicated kahal workers in America who labored day and night to save lives while Washington and the free world shut their doors on Jewish refugees.
||Strike on Heaven exposes the Third Reich’s war on yiddishkeit. This extremely compelling and poignant film powerfully showcases the tenacity of the Jewish people and their unwavering commitment to Torah, despite the desperation they lived with daily under the Nazi regime. Through archival footage, personal interviews with survivors and Holocaust experts the film tells the story of the Nazis’ wholesale attempt to spiritually annihilate the Jews.
|Sh’eiris Hapleitah presents the inspirational narrative of the concentration camp survivors after their liberation and their early existence in the Displaced Persons camps. The film focuses on their tremendous resilience and determination to rebuild their shattered lives and rekindle Yiddishkeit and Torah life.
||Shanghai Miracle chronicles the miraculous escape of 300 Mir yeshiva boys to Shanghai, China during the Holocaust, as well as those from Chachmei Lublin, Telshe, Lubavitch and Kaminetz.
|| Pikuach Nefesh presents the dramatic and neglected stories of two of Klal Yisroel’s great heroes, Rav Michoel Ber Weissmandl of Nitra and Rav Shlomo Schonfeld of the Kindertransport.