San Francisco, California
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The German Consulate General and the New York Board of Rabbis invite you to a screening of
THE RED ORCHESTRA, a documentary about one of the largest, but widely unknown, civil
anti-Nazi resistance networks. This resistance network, comprised of more than 150 people of
various social, political and religious backgrounds, was given its name by the Gestapo.
They had distributed leaflets, pasted stickers, provided help to persecuted people and established
contacts with the American and Soviet embassies. Between Fall 1942 and Spring 1943, about 105
of its members were arrested and sentenced to death or prison. Some of them were killed without a trial. Of those members arrested, the oldest was 86, and the youngest just 16.
The Red Orchestra (film) For the first time, surviving members of the German resistance tell their story in a documentary film, The Red Orchestra, by Stefan Roloff. It shows interviews with survivors of the group, their families and historians. Among the interviewees is the director's father, Helmut Roloff who died in 2001. This highly acclaimed film incorporates a pioneering animation technique and a haunting soundtrack by the influential New York City composer Martin Rev. Location and time: German Consulate General 871 United Nations Plaza (First Avenue at 49th Street) New York, NY
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Film screening, followed by discussion with filmmaker Stefan Roloff and reception. Dietary laws will be observed. RSVP required.