Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM UCLA Royce Hall, Room 190
An estimated 400,000 prisoners at Auschwitz, both Jewish or non-Jewish, were tattooed with serial numbers, first on their chests and then their left arms; only some several thousand survivors are still alive today.
This beautiful and moving documentary tells the personal stories of Auschwitz survivors now living in Israel, and the meaning their tattoos took on in the years following the war – for themselves and, recently, for their grandchildren. Numbered explores the phenomenon in Israel of grandchildren of survivors having their grandparents’ numbers tattooed on their own arms to preserve the memory of their relatives and as witnesses to history. Guided by testimonies and portraits of these survivors and their families, the film’s protagonist is the number itself, as it evolves and becomes both a personal and collective symbol from 1940 to today.
Director:Uriel Sinai, Dana Doron Producer: Hilla Medalia, Neta Zwebner-Zaibert
Cost: This event is free and open to the public. RSVP requested.
To RSPV please follow the following link: http://www.international.ucla.edu/institute/event/11190