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Sunday, February 17 • 11:20am - 12:20am
REFUGE: Stories of the Self-Help Home

"REFUGE: Stories of the Self-help Home" reaches back more than 70 years to tell the story of a little known Chicago community that has provided a home to more than 1,000 Holocaust survivors and refugees from Central Europe. The critically-acclaimed documentary, directed by Ethan Bensinger, explores the lives of six Chicagoans against the the context of the Nazi cataclysm and how a small group of them came together after the war to care for their own. Film followed by a Q and A with the director.


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Ethan Bensinger

In the 1930s, Ethan's family fled Nazi Germany, becoming refugees in Israel, where Ethan was born. In 2007, Ethan created an archive of filmed interviews with 30 victims of Nazi persecution at the Selfhelp Home in Chicago. Four years ago, drawing on a love of story-telling and a deeply-held belief that these narratives he recorded must not die with the last survivors, Ethan formed a created “REFUGE: Stories of the Selfhelp... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 11:20am - 12:20am
Room 605 Tower Floor 6