In Honor of Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day
Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills,
The Thomas Crane Quincy Public Library
The Quincy Jewish Committee
Invite all to a free viewing of
“Rafting to Bombay”
Thursday Evening, April 16th, 7-9 PM
At the Thomas Crane Library Community Meeting Room
40 Washington St. Quincy, MA
Parking available in the Library lot
Seating limited to 125 people
While filming his father revisiting his childhood city of Mumbai, India, Erez Laufer finds himself caught in the worst terror attack in the history of the city. As the drama unfolds, the Laufer family recounts how they found refuge there in the 1940s after fleeing the Nazis. Past and present collide as the family history is echoed in a contemporary war, and a little-known story emerges of the Jewish refugees who found a safe haven in Mumbai during World War II.
“Laufer’s film reminds the world that the consequences of grave wrong-doing span generations as well as continents, and that single actions can have effects lasting a lifetime.”
– Ed Vollans – University of East Anglia, School of Film and Television Studies
This 2008 documentary is 71 minutes long; in English and Hebrew, with subtitles.