The Last Jews of Libya

Followed by Q&A with the film-maker, Vivienne Roumani-Denn

In all the news about Libya, it is forgotten that a thriving and ancient community of 36,000 Jews lived there at the end of World War II. Not a single Jew lives there today.

The Last Jews of Libya documents the final decades of the community through the lives of the Roumani family. A tale of war, cultural dislocation, and one Libyan family's perseverance, this 50-minute film traces the story of the Roumanis of Benghazi from Turkish Ottoman rule, through the age of Mussolini and Hitler, to the final destruction and dispersal of Libya's Jews in the face of Arab nationalism.

Wednesday 15 June 2011
West London Synagogue, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU

Harif / Spiro Ark / West London Synagogue

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