Join us on January 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. for a screening and discussion of the film “Numbered” by Uriel Sinai and Dana Doron. The discussion will be moderated by Margarete Feinstein, lecturer at LMU’s Jewish Studies Program.
The Sunday Jewish Book and Discussion Group is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and riveting conversation will be served. Please RSVP by contacting Rhonda Rosen at email@example.com or 310-338-4584. This event will take place in the library’s Von der Ahe Family Suite (level 3).
About the Film
“Auschwitz prisoners, both Jewish and non-Jewish, were tattooed with serial numbers, first on their chests and then their left arms. An estimated 400,000 numbers were tattooed in Auschwitz and its sub-camps; only some several thousand survivors are still alive today. Numbered is an explosive, highly visual, and emotionally cinematic journey, guided by testimonies and portraits of these survivors. The film documents the dark time and setting during which these tattoos were assigned as well as the meaning they took on in the years following the war. In fact, the film’s protagonist is the number itself, as it evolves and becomes both a personal and collective symbol from 1940 to today. These scars, paradoxically unanimous and anonymous, reveal themselves to be diverse, enlightening, and full of life.” — kNow Productions.