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Shir Libeynu Jewish Film Series: Oma and Bella

  • 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto.
  • 1:45-4 p.m.

Oma & Bella

Film, with discussion to follow.

This 2012 German film, produced by Oma’s granddaughter, provides an intimate, poignant glimpse into the world of two dynamic, elderly Holocaust survivors. Having survived the camps, Regina Karolinski (Oma) and Bella Katz stayed in Germany after the war, and started living together a few years ago. They love to cook, and as they do so, they remember their childhoods, maintain a bond to one another, and answer questions about heritage, memory and identity.The film follows them through their daily lives, and a portrait emerges of two women who tell vivid stories, maintain a humorous outlook and have a deep fondness for good food.

Says Rotten Tomatoes: “(It’s a) showcase for some of the most unique and delicious looking dishes we’ve ever seen on film.”

Curators/Volunteers: Terry Maiden & Dinah Rosen