“Jews of Greece” documentary screened at the Nanuet Public Library

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the documentary “Jews of Greece” of “Modern Odyssey” program with Dr. Despina Afentouli that was produced with BronxNet was screened at the Nanuet Public Library on Thursday, January 25, 2024.

Prior to the film screening, the Head of the Adult Services of the Nanuet Public Library, Bob Boyle, offered his welcoming remarks and presented Dr. Despina Afentouli, who then presented the historical background and what inspired her to produce a documentary on the Jews of Greece.

Rare aspects of historical facts of Modern History were uncovered through this special tribute that Dr. Despina Afentouli presented via research findings and the narrative of Larry Russo, the documentary director of “Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria”, for one of the oldest Jewish communities in History, the Jews of Greece.

The documentary focuses on the Holocaust and the bright examples of compassion and self-sacrifice of those who risked their lives to protect their fellows who were in danger.

“The perseverance of the collective memory is crucial, so as to learn from the past, to focus on what unites us and to inherit a better future for the next generations. Knowing the historical past matters to all of us”, Dr. Despina Afentouli emphasized.

“Stories like this on Modern Odyssey on BronxNet help us to never forget that our shared stories of struggles and triumphs contribute to greater understanding and unity,” BronxNet Executive Director, Michael Max Knobbe, highlighted.

Dr. Despina Afentouli (www.afen-touli.gr/?lang=en), who is a journalist, sociologist and a postdoctoral researcher, is the host and producer of the award-winning tv program “Modern Odyssey”.

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