The film chronicles the tragedy and aftermath of the terrorist attack in which 11 Israeli athletes and coaches were killed at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich.
Jewish Family & Children’s Services (JFCS) of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties will host a public screening of the documentary film Munich ’72 and Beyond on June 28 at 6:00 PM in San Francisco at 2150 Post Street. Admission is free, though advanced registration is required.
Munich ’72 and Beyond is a searing account of the kidnapping and murder of 11 Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich. The film goes beyond simply chronicling the tragic series of events to expose shocking new information about what the victims endured and the decades-long efforts by the surviving family members to seek recognition and remembrance for their loved ones.
“This film is incredibly relevant today, and it casts a vital spotlight on the healing process faced by the victims’ families, the Olympic community, and Jewish culture as a whole,” says Dr. Steven Ungerleider, one of the film’s producers and an executive board member for The Foundation for Global Sports Development. Dr. Ungerleider and Morgan Blum Schneider, Director of Education at the JFCS Holocaust Center, will host a discussion after the screening about the film, trauma, and the power of memory.
“You cannot silence a disaster like this today. At the JFCS Holocaust Center we make sure these types of traumatic stories of loss are told, and will continue to teach lessons for future generations,” says Morgan Blum Schneider.
For more information about the film, please visit www.munichmemorial.org.
About JFCS Holocaust Center
The JFCS Holocaust Center is dedicated to the education, documentation, research, and remembrance of the Holocaust. The Center is part of Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. The Holocaust Center is Northern California’s primary resource for Holocaust education, reaching 20,000 students and teachers each year. Its programs and workshops increase the awareness about the causes and consequences of hatred, intolerance, and indifference—during the Holocaust, as well as during contemporary times. The Center’s library houses more than 12,000 volumes, an archive of more than 2,000 recorded oral histories, and many rare artifacts, memorabilia, and images documenting the Holocaust. Learn more at holocaustcenter.jfcs.org.
About Global Sports Development
Working closely with international sports federations, generous donors and committed athletes, The Foundation for Global Sports Development promotes sportsmanship, education, fair play and ethics among the world’s youth. The Foundation gives special emphasis to groups and communities that are most in need or most underserved by current programs, including women, minorities and youth in areas where the risk of delinquency is particularly high. Visit www.globalsportsdevelopment.org to learn more.
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