Sun, Mar 06|
WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT
Sponsored by the The East Bay Holocaust Education Center, in partnership with the Contra Costa JCC, Cong. Beth Emek and the EBIJFF.
Time & Location
Mar 06, 2022, 9:45 AM
Livermore, 1722 First St, Livermore, CA 94550, USA
About the Event
The East Bay Holocaust Education Center, in partnership with the Contra Costa JCC, Cong. Beth Emek and the EBIJFF, is presenting When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit on Sunday, March 6 at 9:45 AM at the Vine Cinema in Livermore. "We've booked both theaters inside the Vine," notes EBHEC President Larry Lagin, "and will follow the county's pandemic social-distancing regulations."
The German-Swiss film is based on the best-selling book by Judith Kerr, which itself was based on the author’s own experiences as a pre-teen. This engaging drama follows nine year-old Anna Kemper as she and her mother and brother escape from 1933 Berlin to Zurich, before moving to Paris and finally to London. Until their departure, Anna is too occupied with her friends and schoolwork to notice the rise of Nazism and the upcoming election. Her father, however, has taken Adolf Hitler’s speeches very seriously, and his life is endangered after he sharply criticizes The Third Reich. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit is a student-friendly film that tackles prejudice and the price of exile. Although in German, there are easy to read English subtitles. You can watch the film's trailer here and read online magazine Kveller's review of the film here.
EBHEC President Larry Lagin notes, "Seventy-seven years after the end of the Holocaust and with a surge in antisemitism around the world, we have a responsibility to teach the younger generations about the damaging impact of bigotry and stereotyping."
Admission is free for students and their parents due to the generosity of the EBHEC and Karen & Jim Holtz.
Also playing on March 6 at 10:00 AM at the Vine is the powerful drama Persian Lessons. This film is suitable for attendees 17 through adult due to its graphic nature. For an overview of this film, go to
2022 Film Festival & Persian Lessons. Admission is free.
Tickets are not required for either movie. Please arrive at the Vine Cinema, 1722 First Street in Livermore, by 9:30 AM. Masks are required as is proof of vaccination. For more information: 925.895.3605.