George Washington University’s Department of English and Jewish Literature Live proudly present Serena Dykman’s film documentary Nana, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker; Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 7pm – 9pm in the Marvin Center 309 (800 21st NW 3rd Floor).
In Nana, the filmmaker retraces her grandmother’s Auschwitz survival story, and investigates how her life-long fight against intolerance can continue to be taught to the new generations, against the backdrop of current events.
Maryla Michalowski-Dyamant, born in Poland, survived Ravensbruck, Malchow, and Auschwitz, where she was the forced translator of the “Angel of Death”, Dr. Mengele. She dedicated her post-war life to publicly speaking about her survival to the young generations, so that it would never be forgotten or repeated. Alice and Serena, her daughter and granddaughter, explore how Maryla’s fight against intolerance continues today, in a world where survivors are disappearing, while racism, and antisemitism are on the rise.
The event is free and open to the public. First come-first serve seating.