1.12.2022 Events, Film, History, Performing Arts, Polish-Jewish Relations

Passports of Life a “Ładoś Group” Story

Thursday, December 1 at 7pm ET
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Pl, New York, NY, 10280

The event is free of charge but to secure your seat, please register through www.bit.ly/ladosgroup

We kindly invite you to an outstanding upcoming event – Passports of Life a “Ładoś Group” Story –an event focused on an amazing story about a group of diplomats who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust. The event will take place this Thursday, December 1, at 7pm at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – Living Memorial to the Holocaust Edmond J. Safra Hall located at 36 Battery Pl, New York, NY, 10280.

The event will feature a theatrical play presented by actors from Adam Asnyk High School in Łódz, Poland, a special performance by cantor Symcha Keller, the New York City premiere of “Polmission” – a movie about the Ładoś Group as well as a Q&A session with the movie director.

“Passports of Life “ spectacle
The spectacle directed by Małgorzata Sarnecka-Papis, Małgorzata Ułamek and Iwona Witkowska, is conducted by actors from VIII Adam Asnyk High School in Lodz, Poland. The teachers and students of this high school are currently implementing many artistic and cultural projects in Israel, Poland and the United States. The spectacle will feature a special guest performer , a well known Polish cantor Symcha Keller.

“Polmission. The Secrets of Passports” – documentary movie
The performances will be accompanied by the screening of the “Polmission. Secrets of Passports” documentary movie directed by Jacek Papis. The film is a continuation of the film “Passports of Paraguay” presenting the rescue of Jews by the Bern Group. It tells about the further fate of the Survivors that were rescued by the “Lados Group” which makes the film a fascinating and unique record of individual fates, each of which could become the basis for a thriller-espionage production. The film also features historians and researchers trying to solve unexplained issues and answers to the most bothering questions of the story. After the screening there will be an interview with the director and a discussion.

“Passports of Life” – exhibition
The Hatikva Foundation will also present an exhibition presenting the history of the activities of the Bern Group created by Dr. Aleksandra Kmak-Pamirska. The exhibition includes a collage presenting the history of Jews before and during the war, as a background for the story of the activities of the Bern Group, as well as source materials, maps, photographs, documents and letters. The presented materials come from e.g. from the correspondence of the Polish Legation in Bern, the archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in London from 1939-1945 and scientific studies.

About Hatikva Foundation
The Hatikva Foundation – the producer and organizer of the performance and accompanying events – has extensive experience in the production and distribution of artistic events. Over the last few years, the foundation has prepared a number of performances, debates and exhibitions devoted to the subject of the Righteous – Poles saving Jews during the Holocaust. The spectacular success of the Foundation was the performance “Irena Sendlerowa – Righteous Among the Nations” staged in 2019 in Warsaw, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and five other Israeli cities. It met with an enthusiastic reception everywhere, gathering about 5,000 people in the audience. The staging of the play at the Knesset in Jerusalem was a historic event. The project was under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland. The last project of the Foundation was the premiere of the theater play “Passports of Life” at the Theater of the Royal Institute in London and the presentation of the exhibition in the halls of the Institute’s library. These events were accompanied by a debate in London’s Pewterers Hall, attended by well-known, opinion-forming personalities from the world of science and politics.

Supported By
The financial project is funded by the Chancellery of the Prime Minister as part of the competition Polonia and Poles Abroad 2022. The sponsor of the project are the ORLEN Foundation, The Polish Army Veterans in America, The Perceman Law Firm, The Global Incubator, Polish Association of Puerto Rico, The Polish Slavic Federal Credit Union, Polaron, Polish Cultural Institute of New York and the Pulaski Association of Business and Professional Men Inc. The project is under the honorary patronage of the Consul Republic of New York. The official logistics partner is the Polish Lot Airlines . The organizational partner is Gram-X Promotions. 

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