A retrospective screening of Steven Spielberg's film “Schindler's List” begins in Kyiv on January 27 with the support of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine.
The film screening is timed to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps, in which, according to various estimates, from 1 to 4 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust. It is this day that became the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
“Schindler’s List” is about the heroism of the German manufacturer Oscar Schindler, who transferred about 1,200 Jews to work at his factory and thus saved them from death in the gas chambers of Auschwitz.
On June 24, 1993 Oscar Schindler and his wife Emilie received the Yad Vashem honorary title of “The Righteous Among the Nations”.
The Holocaust theme is close to the film director, Steven Spielberg, a Jew with the Ukrainian roots. His grandfather and grandmother on the father's side moved to the United States from Kamenets-Podolsky, and his grandfather on the mother's side – from Odessa, at the beginning of the 20th century.
Spielberg has given over all the profits from the film to the Righteous Persons Foundation, which he established in the USA.
Let us recall that the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine is the initiator of the “Righteous People of my City” program, within the frameworks of which the streets in Ukrainian towns and cities are named after the Righteous, who lived and saved Jews there.
The “Schindler's List” movie will be screened in the Cinema Cityin English with the Ukrainian subtitles.