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Where in the World Are the Jews?: The Jewish Quarter of Shanghai

Guest speaker:  Ian Leventhal

1:30 - 3:00 pm
Learn about the $2 billion Toronto-led project to preserve and develop the historic Jewish district of Old Shanghai - once home to 40,000 Jews.
“Where in the World Are the Jews?” is a new lecture series spotlighting Jewish communities around the world.  
Drop-in: $4
Info: lisar@mnjcc.org (416) 924-6211 x 155

The Soldiers’ Letters

7pm

Front lines is a tribute to the combatants in the First World War. This film traces the conflict through the war diary and private letters of five Canadian soldiers and a nurse. The film mingles war footage, historical photos and readings of excerpts from the diary and letters. The directorial talent of Claude Guilmain breathes life into these 90-year-old documents and accompanying archival images so that we experience the human face and heart of the conflict.

Europe in Hollywood

6pm

Michel Ciment, distinguished film critic, specialist of Stanley Kubrick and American cinema, will tell us about those European directors, such as Billy Wilder or Wim Wenders, that went across the Atlantic to work in Hollywood.

History: witnesses and gray areas

7pm 

Éric Jennings, history teacher at the University of Toronto, will welcome the Famous French historian Annette Wieviorka for a unique conference.

Two themes will be discussed during this round-table: first, the unfamiliar aspect of history that was the Jewish emigration to Madagascar; then Annette Wieviorka will explain the role of witnesses in the writing of history.

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