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Azrieli Foundation to launch film series companion to Holocaust memoirs

Series four of the Azrieli Foundation's Holocaust Survivor Memoirs launched in fall 2011. Series five will roll out this spring along with a collection of short films.

The Azrieli Foundation, a Canadian philanthropic organization has produced a number of film shorts to complement its series of memoirs by Holocaust survivors.

The Azrieli Series Short Films will premiere at Toronto’s Beth Tzedec Congregation on May 14, in conjunction with the launch of five new titles in the Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs.

According to a press release, the films feature interviews with and readings from the books’ authors. The promotional films aim to “arouse people’s interest in reading the memoirs by celebrating the lives and achievements of the authors” and to “enable us [Azrieli] to reach more people and keep history current for new generations.”