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Teicholz Film Series: Terezin
Teicholz Film Series: Terezin

Thu, Jul 25


AMC The Grove 14

Teicholz Film Series: Terezin

Antonio, an Italian clarinetist, and Martina, a Czechoslovak violinist, fall in love with each other during World War II. Shortly afterward, they're deported to a concentration camp where they meet a heroic group of musicians.

Time & Location

Jul 25, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

AMC The Grove 14, 189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA


Shot inside the infamous Theresienstadt concentration camp, also known as the Ghetto of Terezin, the powerful film explores a previously unseen side of the lives of Jewish deportees in the early 1940s. These notably included artists and creative minds: scores of composers, painters, sculptors, poets and writers, the heart and soul of central European culture at the time. It’s in this light that Terezin tells the story of Antonio, an Italian clarinetist, and Martina, a Czechoslovak violinist, who fall in love with each other during the Second World War. Shortly after, they’re captured by the Nazi and deported to Terezin concentration camp where their love story is intertwined with the incredible stories of the many Central European Jewish artists and intellectuals imprisoned in Terezin that, despite being in such an oppressive place, succeed in staging an incredible series of cultural activities that became essential survival tools.

Watch a trailer HERE.

A panel conversation and Q&A with journalist Tom Teicholz and Holocaust Museum LA's Chief Impact Officer, Jordanna Gessler will take place after the screening. 

Jordanna Gessler, granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, oversees Education, Archives, Exhibits, and Visitor Services at Holocaust Museum LA. With over 15 years of experience, Jordanna is a visionary leader with a proven track record in leading programs, research, and educational initiatives. Jordanna studied Holocaust history as an undergraduate at the University of Vermont and as a graduate student at the University of Haifa and holds a Leadership Certificate in Combating Antisemitism from Spertus Institute. She was recently selected for Class 1 of The Wexner Foundation leadership development program created in partnership with the William Davidson Foundation. She conducted research in Yad Vashem's Righteous Among the Nations Department and won the 2014 Yad Vashem Award for Research. Jordanna has written articles and presented internationally on topics including contemporary antisemitism, the role of Museums, and teaching empathy. Passionate about animal rights, engagement, and education, she is an active member of several organizations, is on the steering committee of the Israel-Policy Forum ATID LA, acts as co-chair of the New Leaders Project steering committee at the Jewish Federation LA, and sits on the Board of the Council for American Jewish Museums (CAJM), which is part of the White House's National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism.


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