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Film Screening: Exile and Community: The Life of Carola Domar
May 1, 2019 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Carola Domar escaped Nazi Germany in her teens and came to the States, where she married and built a new life in Concord, finding true belonging within the unique neighborhood of Conantum. In this documentary film, she and her daughter tell the story of her persistent search for community. A high-spirited, resourceful person, Domar yearned as a young Jew for the social acceptance and German identity she once took for granted. Domar’s story is all the more remarkable for the spirit of forgiveness with which she ultimately came to terms with her past and reconnected with her former homeland. Her story of exile and community has particular relevance in the context of current mass migration.
This film screening and discussion with Carola Domar’s daughter, Erica D. Banderob, and the film’s producer, Susan Orleans Rieder, is presented in commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) marking the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Free. Co-sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves. This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund and grants from the Concord Cultural Council, the Lexington Council for the Arts, and the Lincoln Cultural Council – local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.