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May 2018: A Hero for Our Times: Alina Margolis-Edelman, Holocaust Survivor and pioneer of humanitarianism

screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-23-21-56Wednesday 9 May 2018, 8:30-10:30pm

Film and discussion with Dr Joanna B Michlic (UCL Institute for Advanced Studies).

This event is dedicated to Alina Margolis-Edelman (1922-2008), a young nurse in a Warsaw Ghetto hospital who fought in the Warsaw Uprising of August 1944. After the War, she obtained a medical degree and specialized in paediatrics, becoming renowned for her innovative methods of treatment. Forced to emigrate during the anti-Semitic purge of 1968, she moved to France, working for Medicins du Monde in the most disadvantaged areas of the world, in addition to her regular medical practice. After the fall of communism, Margolis returned to Poland, and created the Nobody’s Children Foundation devoted to the care of abused, abandoned and poor children.

Edyta Wróblewska, a graduate of the Andrzej Wajda Film School, created the 20 min documentary Ala z elementarza (“Ala of the Reading Primer”), a testimony to Margolis’ dedication to humanitarian causes.  The film screening will be followed by a short lecture by Dr Joanna Beata Michlic and Q&A session.

 

 

Venue: JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET.

Tickets £7.50/5.00 available from Eventbrite: https://margolis-edelman.eventbrite.co.uk

 

INSTITUTE FOR POLISH-JEWISH STUDIES (IPJS)