The Last Jews of Libya

Documentary film narrated by Isabella Rossellini (48 mins)
Followed by Q&A with Libyan-born Rabbi Abraham Lavi

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 20 June 2012

Stanmore & Canons Park Synagogue,
London Rd,
Stanmore HA7 4NS

£3 ( Refreshments served)

Harif/Stanmore synagogue

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