The Institute for Holocaust Education believes in the power of film to open our eyes, bring stories of all kinds to life, and to make us think. In that spirit and with the generous support of the Special Donor Advised Fund and the Ruth Frisch and Oscar S. Belzer Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation, IHE presents three films, each with a unique perspective on one of the darkest periods in Jewish history.

– January 16, 
7 p.m. at the JCC Theater
Free and open to the entire community
Suskind presents the true story of Walter Suskind, appointed to the Jewish Council of Amsterdam during WWII. By playing a cat-and-mouse game with an SS officer, Suskind manages to save nearly 1,000 Jewish children from deportation before the plot is discovered and the betrayed SS officer takes his revenge. This film is not rated and contains some nudity.

Hiding and Seeking – January 30, 7 p.m. at the JCC Theater
Free and open to the entire community
Is it possible to heal wounds and bitterness passed down through generations? This thoughtful documentary depicts a father and his two ultra-Orthodox sons’ emotional journey to Poland to track down the family who risked their lives to hide their grandfather for more than two years during World War II.

noplaceNo Place on Earth
 – February 18, 7 p.m. at Film Streams, 1340 Mike Fahey

Tickets go on sale January 9 at
In 1942, five Ukrainian Jewish families slid down a cold, muddy hole in the ground, seeking refuge from the war above. The cave protected them for 511 days. Sixty-seven years later, four of the survivors return to Ukraine to thank the cave in this stirring docudrama. This 3rd film in the series is presented in collaboration with Film Streams, and will be followed by a Q&A.
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