"Uprising" the film directed by #jonavnet is apowerful statement about the courage of the men and women fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto Revolt.
Dr. Michael Berenbaum is on the Sousa Mendes Advisory Council and was the first scholar to bless My Sister's Eyes with these kind words: “My Sister’s Eyes is a charming work written with precision and passion. It tells the story of the Krakowiak family from their prosperous life in Poland and Belgium through the Nazi onslaught and their perilous flight to freedom. The story unfolds so graciously that one does not quite realize its power as we experience the world before in its elegance, the descent into hell, the struggle to find a way out of Europe, the moral heroism of the Portuguese Consul in Bordeaux and then their escape from the inferno and their journey to a new world and a new life. And just as they are about to reach safety, they experience a tragedy – and later freedom and stability, birth and rebirth. The brevity of the work intensifies the depth of the journey, the words that are written and what cannot be written.” —Michael Berenbaum, Director, Sigi Ziering Institute, Professor of Jewish Studies, American Jewish University
"Uprising" Q & A with Dr. Michael Berenbaum (l.), director Jon Avnet (c.) and actor Jon Voight. Voight, who plays a Nazi commander in this film. Voight, a man who loves #Israel. explains how his deep appreciation of the Jewish peole came about.