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My German Friend
My German Friend

Thursday, September 1
Patio Reception - 6:00 pm
Speaker - 6:30 pm
Film - 7:00 pm

Location:
Colonial Theatre
2050 Main St.
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $10 adults; $9 BHC, JFNH and Colonial Members

The momentous sweep of post-war Argentinian history distilled into a tender love story.

It’s the late 1950s, and in an affluent and quietly respectable part of Buenos Aires, young Sulamit Löwenstein strikes up a friendship with her next-door neighbor Friedrich over the whereabouts of her family dog.

She’s the daughter of German-Jewish immigrants to Argentina, he’s the son of a senior SS officer. Both characters will struggle to escape their political inheritance over the next three decades and manage their growing passion and love.

…successfully illustrates the Jewish concept of “tikkun olam”, repairing the world through personal, political, and social action." – Patricia Nuriel. Wofford College

Guest Speaker: Marjorie Agosin

Chilean-American writer Marjorie Agosin has gained notability for her outspokenness for women's rights in Chile. The Chilean government awarded her with the Gabriela Mistral Medal of Honor for Life Achievement in 2000. She is a recipient of the Belpré Medal. In the United States and has received the Letras de Oro, the Latino Literary Prize, and the Peabody Award, together with the United Nations Leadership Award in Human Rights.

"Marjorie Agosin proves the power of the word to transport us to the center of her humane and human vision." – Julia Alvarez
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