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ESRA Raanana Cinema Club 'Tour de Finaly'

esra_cinema_club_s.jpgThe Audrey Goodman Cinema Club in Raanana presents

"Tour De Finaly"

Directed by Micha Shagrir

The film recounts the journey of Robert and Gad Finaly - now adults with children and grandchildren of their own – to the geographical milestones of their childhood. The film winds between France, Israel, Italy and Austria, incorporating rare archival footage.

Background:The Finaly brothers and a friend
Grenoble, France, late-1943. Dr. Fritz and Annie Finaly handed over their children – two-and-a-half year old Robert and eighteen-month-old Gerald – into the guardianship of a neighbor. In February 1944, Fritz and Annie were arrested by Gestapo agents and never seen again. Records show they were killed in Auschwitz.

Robert and Gerald were placed in the Catholic Church orphanage in Grenoble and they were formally baptized. The following years saw a fierce, long and exhausting battle to return the children to Judaism and their family in Israel.
In the autumn of 2006, the Finaly brothers confront their past for the first time, in the Grenoble courtyard of the Catholic orphanage. 64-year-old Gad is now a Kiryat Haim pensioner, and 66-year-old Robert is a senior physician at the Soroka Hospital in Beersheba.

Dr Robert Finaly, one of the subjects of the film, will speak after the screening

Limited seating - reserve early


Yad Lebanim
Contact Name: 
ESRA Beit Fisher
09-748 2957
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