The Museum of Tolerance invites you to
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Join us for a special day of commemoration
Monday, January 27, 2014
Limited seating, No charge - (arrive early, first come first serve basis)
11:00am - Exhibit
TOUR OF EXHIBIT AND Q&A WITH ILIE WACS
Ilie Wacs is an artist and former fashion designer-best known for his iconic suit and coats-who studied art in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts after World War II and then worked for designer Alex Maguy. He went to New York at the request of suit and coat maker Philip Magone and in the late sixties designed for coat maker Originala. In the early seventies, Wacs started designing suits and coats under his own label and made his mark designing fitted coats in vibrant colors with clean lines and simple cuts at a time when coats were boxy. His highly successful Ilie Wacs and Wacs Works lines spanned over two decades. After retiring from his career in fashion, Wacs has devoted his time to painting with his works shown in New York galleries. He resides in New York City and Eastern Long Island.
2:30pm - Film Screening
THE LONG WAY HOME
Academy Award(r)-Winning Moriah Films' The Long Way Home is narrated by Morgan Freeman and features the voices of Edward Asner, Sean Astin, Martin Landau, Miriam Margolyes, David Paymer, and Nina Siemasko. The film combines rare archival films and stills with new interviews and interweaves historical narrative with stories, anecdotes, and recollections of Jewish refugees. The film opens in 1945, Germany has been defeated by the Allies and the war in Europe is officially over. American, British, and Russian soldiers have liberated Nazi death camps in Central and Eastern Europe, uncovering to the world the horror and tragedy of the Holocaust. Thousands of starving, half-dead Jewish survivors are freed from Nazi persecution. The majority have lost most, if not all of their families members. Those who try to return home are met with anti-Semitism and threats of physical violence.
(Run time: 114 minutes)
For further information or questions contact:
Allison Nellis 212-697-1180 x109 or Email