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Documentary film screening in Lima for Holocaust Memorial Day

Joint initiative between the Embassy of Israel, Municipality of Miraflores, the UN Chapter in Peru and the British Embassy in Lima

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Documentary film screening in Lima for Holocaust Memorial Day
Documentary film screening in Lima for Holocaust Memorial Day

Marking the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Israeli Embassy, the British Embassy in Lima, the UN System in Peru and the Municipality of Miraflores presented on Tuesday 27 of January an outdoor projection of the documentary “The Final Victory: The Story of Felix Zandman” at the Amphitheatre of Miraflores’ Central Park

The screening was attended by the María Luisa Silva, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System; the Miraflores Mayor, Jorge Muñoz; the Ambassador of Israel, Ehud Eitam and the British Ambassador Anwar Choudhury, representing the leader country of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)

IHRA has 31 countries members working to remember the millions who suffered Nazi actions and to promote reflection on the nature of anti-Semitism, xenophobia and related forms of discrimination. The British Ambassador said: “the theme of this year in IHRA is “Keeping Memory Alive”; therefore, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth countries have organized various activities similar to this.”

The documentary narrates the personal victory of a Jewish boy (Felix Zandman), who survived the Holocaust hiding in a hole used as a shelter, while his family was taken to the death camps. Felix Zandman became a renowned scientist and entrepreneur who has contributed to science and industry.

Published 6 February 2015