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Veteran’s Day Programs Next Week

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Menorah commemorates Veteran’s Day with two exceptional programs next week.

Join us on Monday, November 11, 7:00 pm at the Dairy Center for the Arts for a screening of a documentary by local filmmakers about US soldiers captured and imprisoned in a death camp by the Nazis near the end of WW II.

When Americans think of GI’s and the Holocaust, they typically envision young soldiers liberating death camps. They don’t think of American GI’s themselves being victims in the Nazi’s Final Solution. But in a place called Berga, American POW’s became just that, working and dying as slave laborers in one of Hitler’s most secretive concentration camps. “Hitler’s GI Death Camp,” created by Boulder’s Hoggard Films for National Geographic, tells their story.

After the screening, Norman Fellman, one of the GI veteran survivors featured in the film, will join us via internet and take questions from the audience along with producer Daphna Rubin and director Steven Hoggard. Hoggard Films has created more than 90 documentaries since 1995, won an Emmy and two Emmy nominations, and its clients include PBS, National Geographic, the Discovery Chanel and NBC.

For tickets to the screening at the Boedecker Theater, Dairy Center for the Arts, visit www.thedairy.org

Our commemoration continues on Thursday, November 14 at noon, for George Lichter: Up and Down With No Regrets, a Veteran’s Day Program in Memorium.

George Lichter

George Lichter, a decorated American combat fighter pilot who had flown an astounding 88 missions over Nazi-occupied Europe, jumped at the chance to join Israel’s fight for survival after declaring independence in 1948. Chosen to become the chief instructor of the first Israeli fighter pilots, he trained some of Israel’s most prominent and notable pilots. George is the subject of a new biography, “Ups and Downs with No Regrets”, written by Vic Shayne, marking the years between his birth in Brooklyn in 1921 through his service as a machal flight instructor and test pilot for the Israeli Air Force. George is also the subject of an upcoming documentary by Roberta Grossman (“Hava Nagila”), “Above and Beyond.” Join us as we remember George.  $10 for lunch and program, RSVP’s appreciated: 303-998-1021 or menorah@boulderjcc.org

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