Join us for an Evening with Dr. Richard Freund and a preview of the Nova episode at the WJCT Studios!
On June 8, a team led by Dr. Richard Freund, a Judaic studies professor at the University of Hartford, and Jon Seligman, an archaeologist with the Israel Antiquities Authority, discovered the existence of an escape tunnel at Ponary, just outside of Vilnius. The tunnel had been rumored in oral histories kept alive by escapees, their descendants, and other Lithuanian Jews from that era, including Freund’s great-grandfather, who came from Vilnius. Meet Dr. Freund and see a 15 minute preview of the Nova episode that filmed the international team during their historical find.
The Nova documentary, set to air in 2017, will feature interviews with archaeologists, geophysicists and scholars describing the fate of Jews housed near what is now Vilnius, Lithuania.
- 6PM - Reception
- 7PM - Presentation
Tickets are free, but seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat today!