07:00 pm to 09:30 pm
Film screening: IN THE SHADOW’S OF THE ACROPOLIS. Peoria Riverfront Museum Theatre, 222 SW Washington, Peoria, IL.
To commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a FREE Public Screening of the documentary “In the Shadow of the Acropolis” including an introduction & Q&A session with the film’s director Laura Zelle.
John C. Ackerman will offer introductory remarks, discussing the continued lack of recognition by the Turkish Government of the Armenian, Greek, and Jewish Genocides following World War I as an example of the need to continue to educate the public concerning the Holocaust and Genocide.
The film reveals an unknown 2000 year-old culture. The Greek Jews in this documentary represent a branch of Judaism which few have ever heard of — The Romaniotes. Through original testimony by the Ackos Family, this memoir tells the compelling details of how this culture was almost wiped off the map of civilization during World War II, a story you have never heard before. Produced by Laura Zelle and Maxine Davis, in Association with Tolerance Minnesota, “IN THE SHADOW OF THE ACROPOLIS” uncovers one of the most obscure chapters in the dark history of the Holocaust. Narrated by Jaime-Lyne Sigler (THE SOPRANOS).
This FREE event is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Peoria, the Peoria Riverfront Museum, and Tazewell County Clerk John C. Ackerman.