Remembering the Past toward Healing our Future: April 29 (The Holocaust)

April 2014 Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month

Remembering and telling the truth about terrible events are prerequisites both for the restoration of the social order and for the healing of individual victims.
– Judith Herman

Remembering the Past toward Healing our Future

A free six-event commemorative film series featuring stories of survivors and their children

An Evening of Holocaust Remembrance

Numbered (2012)

GENOCIDE: The Holocaust
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7-8:30pm
Chapman University

Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
One University Dr. Orange, CA 92866
campus map
(See below for closest PARKING and fee details.)
Lighting of Candles of Remembrance
Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Congregation of Pacific Palisades
Accompanied by DAVID KAMENIR
Words of Reflection: RABBI HEIDI COHEN,
Temple Beth Shalom, Santa Ana
Dean of the Wallace All Faiths Chapel, Chapman University

The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education
The Stern Chair in Holocaust Education
The Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library

Space is limited.

Film Synopsis:

A journey through space and time, Numbered follows the ever optimistic 84 year old Gita Kalderon (Auschwitz prisoner number 76914), the realistic 84 year old Joka Levi (prisoner number A11998) and the adventurous 79 year old Dani Hanoch (prisoner number B2823). The film studies the complex relationship each of them has with the number and examines society’s ever-changing attitude toward it.

Hanna Rabinovitz, daughter of prisoner number 64650, adds her special perspective to the mix. Multiple testimonies from 30 survivors are integrated in the film, showcasing the clash between past and present, name and number, society and its symbols.

About Auschwitz:
Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. In 1942-1944, as part of the “final solution of the Jewish question”, the majority of the Jews who arrived in Auschwitz in transports organized by the Reich Main Security Office, at least 1.1 million people including more than 200 thousand children, were killed in the gas chambers immediately or soon after arrival.

Of all Nazi concentration camps, only in Auschwitz were prisoners marked on the flesh with tattooed prisoner numbers.


Uriel Sinai is the co-director and cinematographer of the documentary film, “Numbered” for which he won numerous awards worldwide. He is an acclaimed photo-journalist. In 2005, he was based in the Gush Katif settlement in the Gaza Strip during Israel’s disengagement – coverage which subsequently earned him the first place story prize from the “World Press Photo” contest.  Mr. Sinai has been widely recognized for his photographs including being awarded second place at the 2009 Prix Bayeaux – Calvados for his coverage of the war in Georgia, and the 2008 Magazine Photographer of the Year from Picture of the Year International. He has also won awards from the National Press Photographers Association, the China International Press Photo Contest in 2007 and 2008, and the Days Japan Photojournalism Award in 2007. His work is published regularly in newspapers and magazines around the world including: Time, Paris Match, Stern, The Economist, The New York Times, Der Spiegel and others. In 2011, Sinai endeavored into video, co-creating a series of video-portraits with director Ben Shanni for Israel’s leading primetime news magazine show, Uvda. He also shoots commercials and video clips for leading campaigns and companies in Israel.

The closest event parking can be found in Fred L. Barrera Parking Structure on Sycamore Street or Lastinger Parking Structure on Walnut Avenue.  All standard parking fees apply. See campus map.

Living Ubuntu, in collaboration with Amnesty International – Irvine, community partners and six local academic institutions, presents a six-event commemorative film series featuring the stories of survivors and their children. April is Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, and each film commemorates a genocide that started during April. Living Ubuntu provides education about global traumas as part of its mission to heal trauma in order to promote peace. All events are free and open to the public. The sixth and final one is about The Holocaust. All details are above.

For info on all six events, a complete list of community partners, and to RSVP, click here.
Questions? Contact us at:, or 949.891.2005

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