Virtual Hartford Jewish Film Festival

Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 at 7:00pm

Online
Hartford, CT 06101

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Holy Silence

Sunday, February 28, 7 PM - Wednesday, March 3, 7 PM

Decades after the horrors of the Holocaust, a controversial debate continues over the role of the Vatican during that dark period of modern history. At the center of the debate is the pivotal question of what, if anything, the pope might have done to resist the rise of Adolf Hitler and Nazism and intervene in behalf of the Jews of Europe. Holy Silence is a documentary that cuts straight to the heart of that ongoing debate. In doing so, the film also focuses on a fascinating cast of historical figures, each of whom played a crucial role in the effort to shape the Vatican’s response to the Holocaust: a humble Jesuit priest from New England, a leading American industrialist dispatched on a mission by President Franklin Roosevelt, and highranking officials within the Vatican determined to carry out their own objectives.

Year: 2018
Runtime: 97 minutes
Language: Arabic, Hebrew
Country: Luxembourg, France, Israel, Belgium
Director: Steven Pressman

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