REPORTING ON THE TIMES
Inspired by Laurel Leff’s award-winning book Buried by The Times
, Reporting on the Times
explores how The New York Times handled reports of the Holocaust during World War II. It also investigates why The Times, a Jewish owned newspaper, buried more than one thousand articles in its back pages.Through interviews and testimony of a Holocaust survivor, historians, and New York Times journalists, the film encourages audiences to re-evaluate America’s place as ‘The Great Liberator’ and to consider the power of the press.
Dir. Emily Harrold
(USA, 2012, 18 min)
THE LADY IN NUMBER 6
When Alice Herz-Sommer died in 2014, at age 110, she was the second-oldest person living in London and the world's oldest Holocaust survivor. As might be expected, Alice was rather unique. She was a celebrated concert pianist performing throughout central Europe before the "lights went out all over Europe" and the continent was plunged into years of misery. In the last years of her life, Herz-Sommer lived alone in a tiny flat and spent hours each day at her piano, practicing her beloved Bach and Beethoven.
Dir. Malcolm Clarke
(US/UK/Canada, 2013, 39 min)
Co-presented by Jewish Home Lifecare.