Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Kristallnacht Interfaith Commemoration

Kristallnacht Interfaith Commemoration
A Film Premiere
Free and open to the public

Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 7:00 pm
Page Hall, University at Albany downtown campus
135 Western Avenue, Albany
René and I is the story of young twins, Rene and Irene, who spent years in Auschwitz under the notorious Dr. Mengele. Of the 3,000 twins experimented on by Mengele and other Nazi doctors, only 160 survived.

A true tale of miraculous chance encounters, high-risk rescue, a dramatic reunion as the Iron Curtain is shutting closed, and incredible lives forged from Auschwitz to America, René and I is the story of two resilient souls who triumphed over inhumane circumstances with their emotional selves intact.
At the heart, René and I is about second chances and the amazingly arbitrary events and coincidences in life that can change a child’s fate forever. More than any detailed account of the Holocaust, René and I is a story of two children who overcame adversity against all odds. It is a tribute to tolerance, to the endurance of the human spirit, and to the triumph of good over evil.