The Consulate General of Israel in Toronto & Western Canada is pleased to announce the screening of The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfrid Israel in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, as well as the participation of internationally-acclaimed filmmaker Yonatan Nir in an exclusive moderated webinar.
The Essential Link is a captivating 70-minute documentary-film that reveals the untold story of elusive German businessman and socialite Wilfrid Israel, who was instrumental in saving tens of thousands of Jewish lives during the Holocaust. Israel was a man “with friends in high places,” including Albert Einstein and Mahatma Gandhi, but no one knew of his story – until now.
The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfrid Israel is the second installment of four Yonatan Nir films that the Consulate is screening for viewers across Canada. This film will be available for viewing from Wednesday, January 27 to Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
An exclusive webinar with Yonatan Nir will take place on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 7:30pm (EST).
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To register for the webinar:
We hope you enjoy the film, and look forward to seeing you on the webinar.
Thank you to our partners:
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Toronto, British Consulate General in Toronto, Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies, March of the Living Toronto, the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem, The Living Legacy Experience, the Azrieli Foundation, the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada, B'nai Brith Canada, Vancouver Jewish Film Festival and Victoria International Jewish Film Festival.
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