The Holocaust Documentation & Education Center is delighted to have this wonderful opportunity to feature this free online screening of “The Tattooed Torah” followed by a live webinar Q&A in partnership with The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, Jewish Journal and The Goldrich Family Foundation in association with USC Shoah Foundation.
Date: Monday, December 7, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM EST (4:00 PM PST)
Platform: Join on Zoom or Facebook Live with featured panelists including Ed Asner.
To watch the program on Facebook Live please click here.
Over the last three decades, the beloved children’s book by Marvell Ginsburg, “The Tattooed Torah,” has been a powerful resource for Holocaust education for children all over the world. The book recounts the true story of the rescue and restoration of a small Torah from Brno, Czechoslovakia, and teaches the Holocaust not only as a period of destruction but also as an opportunity for redemption.
For more information about the film “The Tattooed Torah” please click here.
Marc Bennett, the film’s Co-Screenwriter and Director, has spend his life creating powerful images and stories in print and film. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Marc has received his education at The Brooklyn Museum Art School, The School of Visual Arts in New York City, and Otis Parsons and Art Center in Los Angeles. He got his start designing sets for theatrical, musical and operatic productions in New York and Los Angeles, and is a two-time recipient of the Drama-Logue Critics Award for Best Scenic Design.
As an artist and photographer, Marc’s work has been shown in exhibitions throughout the United States, and is part of many private collections. He is the recipient of the Art of California Magazine’s “Discovery Award” and the Stamford Art Association’s “Color Award,” and his artwork has been used in campaigns to raise money and awareness for numerous charities.
Marc’s artwork is part of the public collections of Yad Vashem, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, the CaliforniaAfro-American Museum, the Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation, Aspen Jewish Community Center, and the Jona Goldrich Center for Digital Storytelling at USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and we at the HDEC are so proud and fortunate to have Marc’s artwork “The History of the Star of David” showcased at the entrance of our Museum.
To learn more about Marc Bennett or “The History of the Star of David” please click here.
Artist Marc Bennett in front of his “The History of the Star of David” artwork at the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center in Dania Beach.