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2017 International Holocaust Remembrance Day



2017 International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On the Occasion of the 2017 International Holocaust Remembrance Day
The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center and The American Jewish Committee are pleased to present the screening of

Look to the Sky by Roberto Faenza
(Jona che visse nella balena, 1993, 100 min)

Holocaust survivor Judy Strauss will participate in this event and will make a few remarks following the screening


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Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 6pmPlease note this event will be presented one day prior to
the actual International Holocaust Remembrance day,
out of respect for the Jewish constituency

Italian Cultural Institute
500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 

Based loosely on the book "Childhood" by Jona Oberski, "Look to the Sky" depicts a hope-filled view of the Holocaust from the perspective of a young boy, Jonah. Jonah sees not only the hardships and the horrors, but also the acts of kindness and moments of poetry, like his parents, forced to conclude their last act of love in the same room as their son. What Jonah recalls most clearly, however, is his own struggle to survive—his efforts to emerge alive from the belly of the beast that has swallowed him and the whole world. Winner of three David di Donatello Awards (the Italian Oscar). Language: English.

Judy Strauss was born in Muntabauer, Germany. In 1933 Judy and her family moved to Amsterdam, Holland. In June 1943, Judy and her parents were deported to the Westerbork concentration camp; Judy was 10 years old. They remained in Westerbork until September 1944, when she and her mother were deported to the Terezín concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. They were liberated from Terezín by the Russian army in May 1945. Judy’s father had been deported from Westerbork to Auschwitz and perished there. After liberation, Judy and her mother returned to Holland and remained there until they immigrated to the United States in 1949.

Admission is free.

Reservations kindly requested at 


Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Entrance : Free


Italian Cultural Institute - 500 N. Michigan Ave.,