LOOKING AT OSKAR SCHINDLER’S LEGACY
Oskar Schindler was immortalized in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film “Schindler’s List.” Now the German industrialist, who managed to save the lives of more than 1,000 Jews by arranging for them to work under his protection in his factories, is the subject of a touring exhibit curated by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. “Schindler,” which first opened in Washington in 2002, makes its sole appearance in the Northeast at the Bergen County Y, A Jewish Community Center, which is working in partnership with the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Ramapo College.
In conjunction with “Schindler,” the Bergen County Y displays an exhibit on 13 local Holocaust survivors — two of whom were “Schindler Jews.” The survivors were interviewed for the exhibit, which traces their stories in their own words from before the war through the present day. The exhibit also features original prints of photos of pre-war Jewish life in Europe by Roman Vishniac.
The Bergen County Y, A Jewish Community Center, 605 Pascack Road, Township of Washington; Nov. 24-Dec. 19, Sun. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.–Thu. 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 6 a.m.-3 p.m., guided tours by appointment; free. (201-666-6610 or www.yjcc.org)