19 2020

Free Online Film Screening in Honor of Yom HaShoah

9:00AM - 11:59PM  


Contact Jewish Federation of the Berkshires
413-442-4360 x10


Free Online Film Screening
Above the Drowning Sea
Sunday, April 19
Register below and you will be emailed the link and code to watch the film online any time between 9 am - midnight on April 19.

On the eve of World War II, tens of thousands of Jewish refugees are trapped in Nazi-controlled Vienna.  This documentary is the epic story of their dramatic escape to Shanghai.

Above the Drowning Sea recounts the courageous intervention of Ho Feng Shan, the Chinese Consul in Vienna who defied his own government and braved the Gestapo to issue visas to the refugees.

Jewish refugees and the Chinese residents of Shanghai who helped them survive in China recount their experiences, terrors and deprivations as well as the remarkable friendships forged across cultures, friendships that survive to this day.

Shot in six countries over four continents, Above the Drowning Sea is a 90-minute documentary that takes you on an inspiring emotional journey across time and across the world. Truly a story that could have been ripped from today’s headlines, the film vividly celebrates the heroism and humanity of ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances.

special prayer in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.