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Film@IIJS: Refugee Lullaby

  • Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies 1140 Amsterdam Ave. New York United States (map)

Hans Breuer, a Jewish shepherd in Austria, often leaves his flock and his land to help refugees entering Europe. He volunteers his car, his home, his family, and himself to feed, comfort, and shelter new immigrants, always singing Yiddish lullabies. The film follows Hans and a small community of volunteers -- some Jewish, others not -- who find in their shared history as Jews and Europeans a common obligation to provide for those most in need. (72 min)

The screening will be followed by a Q & A with Dir. Ronit Kertsner.

Supported by the generosity of the Appel, Kaye, and Radov families.