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This film shines light on the life of elusive German businessman and socialite Wilfrid Israel, who was instrumental in the saving of tens of thousands of Jewish lives during the Holocaust.

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The Consulate General of Israel in Toronto & Western Canada is pleased to announce the participation of internationally-acclaimed filmmaker Yonaan Nir in an exclusive moderated discussion on his film “The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfrid Israel” in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

This 70-minute film shines light on the life of elusive German businessman and socialite Wilfird Israel, who was instrumental in the saving of tens of thousands of Jewish lives during the Holocaust. As Yonatan Nir dives deeper into uncovering Wilfrid’s life, the more he discovers about his own life…

The film will be accessible to view from January 27 to February 3 through this link: https://vimeo.com/198381702

Be a part of an exclusive webinar with filmmaker Yonatan Nir on Wednesday, February 3 from 7:30-9:00pm EST. Registration for the event through Eventbrite – click here to register. Zoom link will be sent the day before the event.

Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

In Partnership with:

Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Toronto, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies, March of the Living Toronto, the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem, The Living Legacy Experience, the Azrieli Foundation, the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada, B'nai Brith Canada, Vancouver Jewish Film Festival and Victoria International Jewish Film Festival.

Start Date February 3, 2021

Film available: January 27 – February 3
Webinar with filmmaker: February 3 at 7:30PM

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Vimeo and Zoom

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Free

Accessibility

If accessibility options not listed, please contact the venue to confirm

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