Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria

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Date(s) - Friday, June 23, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


Film Screening and Discussion United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Jews and Christians lived in harmony in the idyllic city of Kastoria, Greece, for more than two millennia. When Axis forces took control of the city in October 1940 the Jewish community remained safe under Italian rule. But Italy’s surrender to the Allies in September 1943 spelled doom for Kastoria’s Jews. Germany took control of the city and implemented the “Final Solution.” This documentary film uses never-before-seen archival footage that is now in the Museum’s collection, vibrantly bringing to life just one of the many Jewish communities that existed in Greece before World War II.

Larry Confino, Producer and Codirector
Larry Russo, Executive Producer and Codirector
Leslie Swift, Chief, Film, Oral History, and Recorded Sound, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Museum would like to thank the following donors to our collection: Martin Elias for the Sam H. Elias Film Collection, Andrea Matza Grass for the Anna and Bocko Mayo Film Collection, and Lena Elias Russo for the Lena and Maurice Russo Film Collection.

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Image: An engagement photo of Allegra and Calef Elias taken in Kastoria, circa 1918. Courtesy of Lena and Maurice Russo