JCGC Sponsors “The Last Mentsch” at the Mayerson JCC Jewish and Israeli Film Festival for The Guardians, its Legacy Society
JCGC will be sponsoring a film for its Legacy Society, The Guardians, on Thursday, February 9th at 7:30 pm at the Mariemont Theatre. The film, titled “The Last Mentsch” is about Marcus Schwartz, who, after surviving the horrors of Auschwitz, creates a new identity for himself in Germany, denying his Jewish heritage. But when he decides he wants to be buried in a Jewish cemetery, and the rabbis don’t believe he’s Jewish, he is forced to return to his childhood Hungarian village. He enlists a young Turkish woman to drive him there, resulting in a journey that will change them both forever.
The film is also open to the public. For more information, click here.