The World Was Ours


Mira Jedwabnik Van Doren

The World Was Ours: The Jewish Community of Vilna Before Its Destruction in World War II

The World Was Ours, a film by Vilna native Mira Jedwabnik Van Doren, will screen at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie on Sunday February 12 @ 1:30 PM.

Once known as the “Jerusalem of the North,” Vilna (now Lithuania) was a vibrant center of Jewish learning and culture. The World Was Ours is narrated by Mandy Patinkin, draws on interviews with survivors and scholars, and makes extensive use of archival photographs and film footage. Q&A with filmmaker Mira Jedwabnik Van Doren follows the screening.

Reservations are required! Click HERE for more information on the ILHMEC website.

NOTE: This film was originally scheduled for last September as part of the Chicago YIVO Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture, so we are very pleased to announce this new opportunity to finally see The World Was Ours in Metro Chicago.

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