Film Screening: ‘A Song For You’ at the Holocaust Memorial Center
– The award-winning film A SONG FOR YOU will screen at the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus located at 28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 2:00pm-4:00pm. The film tells the story of George and Gisela Karp, who, together with their infant daughter and after a harrowing 5-year journey, eventually escaped Nazi-occupied France by crossing the Pyrenees on foot, aided by the French Resistance. Over 20,000 other Jews made this same attempt to gain their freedom and it is estimated that less than 800 were successful. Most were killed or captured and sent to concentration camps, so the odds against the Karps reaching safety were quite high – yet they made it through strength of will, perseverance and with the help of others who risked their own lives to help save the family. The mother’s songs are threaded throughout the film, because singing brought relief and hope in desperate times. Film director Sharon Karp will host a post-film discussion with the audience.
This program is free to the viewing public. Seating is limited, reservations are recommended. Email reservations to: firstname.lastname@example.org