After Auschwitz: The Stories of Six Women
MH CHAPMAN AUDITORIUM
Memorial Hall Chapman Auditorium
Everyone is welcome to attend Rodgers Center For Holocaust Education
In Jon Kean's 2007 documentary Swimming in Auschwitz, six
women-from different countries and diverse backgrounds-shared their unforgettable stories of surviving Auschwitz.
After Auschwitz brings us into the next chapters of these remarkable women's lives. Told by their liberators, "you're free, go home," the women faced the harsh reality of having neither homes nor families to whom they could return. Each of the six women had to decide where to go, what to do, and how "to become people again."
All six immigrated to the United States and eventually settled in
Los Angeles. They built new lives. They married, had children, and
became active in their communities. They celebrated life, always aware of those who were missing. Ultimately, each woman had to find her own answer to the question, "Why did I survive?"
Santa Monica based film maker Jon Kean is a graduate of the
University of Pennsylvania. He has created original theatre in Los
Angeles and New York and has directed film since 1997. He is
currently completing the documentary Mythical Creatures about
artist Gary Baseman. Mr. Kean is a frequent speaker in Chapman
University classes on the Holocaust.
Rodgers Center For Holocaust Education