JGSCV May 5 Annual Yom Hashoah Program: Documentary The Forgotten Ones: The Story of Yugoslav Jewry -- US Premiere #general
Jan Meisels Allen
The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County's
annual Yom Hashoah* program is Sunday, May 5 1:30-3:30 PM at Temple Adat
Elohim 2420 E Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks.
Yom Hashoah* is actually commemorated on May 2 ?beginning at sundown the
evening of May 1. However, JGSCV is commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day
on Sunday May 5. Thanks to JGSCV member Joanne Cadis we are privileged to
be showing a documentary on the Holocaust in Yugoslavia. It is the first
showing in the United States. Yugoslavia lost, by percentage, the largest
percentage of Jews: 85 percent and in one part of Yugoslavia it was as high
as 95 percent. The documentary was developed by a group in Israel of
Yugoslav survivors and descendants.
The documentary: The Forgotten Ones: The Story of Yugoslav Jewry brings to
light, for the first time, the Holocaust of the Jewry of former Yugoslavia.
German Nazis, Croatian Ustashi, Hungarian Fascists, Bulgarian occupiers,
nationalist Serbs, partly Italians, and even the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem,
all played their different roles in the Holocaust of Yugoslav Jewry. It was
an old community >from the time of the Second Temple and the expulsion
of Sephardi Jews. Ashkenazim and Sephardim, living in harmony,
developed a special culture. In the film, 30-year-old Stella sets
out on a journey full of revelations to investigate how the
Yugoslav community was destroyed in the country without
anti-Semitism before the war and what happened to her
great-grandfather, who was crowned Righteous Among the Nations, by Yad
The documentary is in Hebrew and English with English subtitles. It runs 74
The schmoozing corner will begin at 1:00 PM and is facilitated by Marion
The traveling library with our A and D books, which includes our Holocaust
collection. A list of which books are included are listed on our website
http://www.jgscv.org/ under library and traveling. This is available
starting at 1:00 PM.
For more information about JGSCV and directions to Temple Adat Elohim please
visit our website, www.jgscv.org .
There is no charge to attend the meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual
dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family.
Looking forward to seeing you on May 5.
Jan Meisels Allen