11 2019

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: Dear Fredy

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Contact Frances Kahan

2017 ∙ Documentary ∙ 74 minutes ∙ Hebrew/English/Czech ∙ Rubi Gat

Fredy Hirsch was a proud Jew and openly gay man who defied stereotypes and prejudices of his time. With the rise of Nazism, he fled Germany and became a sports teacher in a Jewish youth club. During the Holocaust, he continued his care for countless children and fought to maintain their human dignity in Ghetto Terezin and Auschwitz. The testimonies of the children that were under Fredy’s care tell the story of a larger-than-life figure, a hero we never knew.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Discussion with Sarah Weiss, Executive Director of Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, Gregg Levine, LGBTQ Rights Activist and Former Operations and Development Manager for the International Gay Games, and other members of the LGBTQ and Jewish communities.

In partnership with Cincinnati Hillel and Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center.