4 2013

Visa to Paradise: documentary film about a Mexican diplomat who saved Jews

7:30PM - 8:00PM  

Soloway JCC 21 Nadolny Sachs Private


This historical documentary explores the amazing work of Gilberto Bosques, who became known as the “Mexican Schindler”. As the Mexican Consul General in France from 1939-1942 he issued almost 45,000 exit visas to Jews, Spanish Republicans and others who were persecuted by the Nazis, resulting in him being arrested and imprisoned. Lieberman artistically weaves war footage with interviews of people who knew the diplomat and those who he saved and their families to illustrate Bosques’ bravery in a time of extreme hardship. Inspiring.