Lost Town



Director/Writer: Richard Goldgewicht,
Jeremy Goldscheider
Genre: Documentary Feature
Country: USA
Year: 2012
Running Time: 85 min
Language: English
Date: Monday, September 29, 8 PM
Location: Temple Sinai
Premiere Status: Philadelphia Premiere
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Lost Town replacement imageThis inspiring documentary chronicles the lost Ukranian town of Trochenbrod, first made famous in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything is Illuminated. The only all-Jewish town to exist outside of Palestine, Trochenbrod’s 5000 Jews were all but obliterated by the Nazis. Except for the 33 townspeople who escaped the massacre there, Trochenbrod has since ceased to exist. Following one man’s obsessive quest to understand his family history and to connect to his father, Lost Town has sparked a resurgence of interest in Trochenbrod and has helped to reconnect the few remaining survivors and their descendants.

 Sponsored By: Temple Sinai Sisterhood, Men’s Club, and Hazak and Adult Education Committee

Special Guests: Israel Milner, Trochenbrod descendant, in conversation with Sara Wenger, Immediate Past-President, Temple Sinai Sisterhood

Community Partner: Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center