Dir: Larry Confino, Lawrence M. Russo
93mins   2016   US   18   English | Greek   

Part of Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

Q&A with producer Lawrence M. Russo, hosted by Betty Skolnick, Commitee Member of  Lewes Holocaust Memorial Day Group.

A moving documentary that illuminates the lives of a Sephardic community in Greece whose story speaks for all people who have been decimated by war and discrimination.

Using never-before-seen pre-war archival footage and first-person testimonies, 'Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria' chronicles the Jewish life and culture of Kastoria, a picturesque lakeside village in the mountains of Northwestern Greece, near the Albania border.

Here, Jews and Orthodox Christians lived together in harmony for over two millennium until World War II, when this long and rich history would be wiped out in the blink of an eye.

Trezoros (the Ladino/Judeo-Spanish term of endearment meaning "Treasures") takes us from the joyful innocence of the pre-war years through the heartbreaking struggles of the Holocaust, to a unique place in time and history of a Greek Jewish culture lost forever.


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