In partnership with the Atlantic Jewish Council, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is proud to present a screening of director Rubi Gat’s documentary, Dear Fredy, as part of this year’s Holocaust Education Week programming.
Fredy Hirsch was a proud Jew and an openly gay man who fled Germany to the Czech Republic in 1935. With the deportation of the Jews to Ghetto Terezin, Fredy was appointed head of the youth department and dealt with 4,000 youth. When arriving in Auschwitz, Fredy persuaded the Germans to set up a daycare center for 600 children where he granted them final moments of happiness. Fredy planned a revolt that never came to pass following his mysterious death, which this film attempts to reveal. The film combines interviews, archival materials and animation.
There will be an opportunity for Q&A after with Dr. Dorota Glowacka from University of King’s College.
Notes: Please refrain from wearing scented products in respect for those with sensitivities. • If you know others that would like to attend, invite them. • First Friday Fae was created as an event for gay men only and remains as such. This is our once-per-month delight in getting together with our gay brothers. Just as we respect women-only spaces, please respect ours.
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