Join us for the event Film & Talk: The Teddy Bear: A Holocaust education film and cross-generational project with Michael Gruenbaum, Survivor of Terezin, and his grandson Benjamin Gruenbaum. The event will consist of two parts: Online screening of the short animated documentary The Teddy Bear and Q&A with Michael and his grandson Benjamin.
Please register by March 5 via the link below:
The event is held in English. Free entrance. You will receive a Zoom link after registration, one day prior to the event.
About the movie:
The Teddy Bear is a Holocaust education film project of the Lappin Foundation. The Teddy Bear retells the story of Michael Gruenbaum, now 92 years old and one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors. The movie was animated by Michael´s grandson, Benjamin Gruenbaum and produced by Deborah L. Coltin, executive director of the Beverly-based Lappin Foundation. It is intended as an educational resource for children ages 11 and older, the first of a series of animated accounts of Holocaust survivors produced by the foundation. The 12-minute animated version of Gruenbaum’s life story is spare in detail but powerful in impact.
About Michael Gruenbaum:
Michael Gruenbaum was born in 1930 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. In 1942, he was sent to the concentration camp Theresienstadt, or Terezin, with his mother and sister, and remained there until the end of the war. He emigrated to the United States in 1950, graduated from MIT and Yale, served two years in the Army, and worked for the Boston Redevelopment Authority and Mass. Dept. of Public Works, before cofounding a consulting firm. He was married for fifty years to the late Thelma Gruenbaum, author with Michael of Nesarim: Child Survivors of Terezin and a children’s book, “Tell Me About Beethoven” He has three sons and four grandchildren.https://michaelgruenbaum.com/
The event is organized by Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden, Paideia folkhögskola, The Czech Centre Stockholm and the Jewish Community in Stockholm.