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Film screening – Dreyfus Drei

Event details
Date Time
07 Apr 2024 1:00 pm
End Time
07 Apr 2024 2:30 pm
Type
Film screening
Cost
General Admission $25 | $15 Concession/MHM volunteer
Format
Film Screening, In-Person
Venue
Melbourne Holocaust Museum, Elsternwick - address provided on registration
About this event

Please join the Melbourne Holocaust Museum, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, for a special film-screening event.

When Sydney-based artist and academic Ella Dreyfus set about exploring her late father’s experiences in the Holocaust, she began a journey that would take her back to Berlin and would culminate with the completion of a powerful 30-minute documentary. With the hope that her film will initiate a dialogue for subsequent generations to confront their own inherited traumas, Dreyfus Drei seeks to penetrate the wall of silence that many survivors erect around their lives.

Combining family interviews in Melbourne and Sydney with visits to the family’s former homes and the construction of public art installations in Germany, the film also features her uncle George Dreyfus’s musical compositions and her cousin Jonathan’s new arrangements. Dreyfus Drei creates a family portrait about exile, identity, and art, and navigates the complex terrain of how three generations from one family each negotiate their own return to the “homeland”.

Dreyfus Drei was written, directed and produced by Ella Dreyfus, co-directed and co-produced by Janis Westphal, Sevenpeaks Films in Berlin, executive production by the Goethe-Institut and commissioned by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media for the 1700 Years of Jewish Life in Germany Festival.

After the screening of Dreyfus Drei, Dr Simon Holloway will be in conversation with the director, Ella Dreyfus, who will also take questions from the audience. Following this conversation, participants will have the opportunity to explore our new museum exhibit: Everybody Had a Name.

Learn more about Dreyfus Drei at www.dreyfus3.com

Image | Dreyfus Drei film cover

'Dreyfus Drei' trailer

Polmission: Passports’ Secrets – Film screening

Event details
Date Time
02 Nov 2023 7:30 pm
End Time
02 Nov 2023 9:00 pm
Type
Film screening
Cost
$20 General Admission
Format
Film Screening, In-Person
Venue
Melbourne Holocaust Museum, Elsternwick - address provided on registration
About this event

The Australian Society of Polish Jews & Their Descendants present a Special Film Screening of “Polmission: Passports’ Secrets” in the presence of His Excellency, Mr Maciej Chmielinski, Ambassador of Poland.

The documentary tells the story of Polish diplomats and their efforts to save Jews during WWII. The film attempts to unravel the complicated mechanisms behind the activities of Polish diplomacy and intelligence, which, in cooperation with governments and institutions of other countries, contributed to saving Jews from all over occupied Europe. As part of this operation, it was possible to save about 3,000 Jews from extermination by issuing false passports of South American countries including Paraguay. Jacek Papis’s film presents conversations with the survivors and their family members.

The film further includes commentaries and opinions presented by historians trying to solve some of the mysteries connected with the passports.

Image | ‘Polmission: Passports’ Secrets’ film cover