Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Staged Reading of Benghazi Bergen -Belsen


Prior to the world premiere in March 2017, you can attend a one-night only staged reading of Benghazi Bergen -Belsen, Lahav Timor's adaptation of the novel of the same name by Israeli novelist Yossi Sucary, tracing the Jews of Libya through the Holocaust. 

Silvana Haggiag is a brilliant and beautiful young woman in her early twenties, dismissive of the patriarchal norms that govern her Jewish community in the Libyan city of Benghazi. When Silvana’s family is violently uprooted from its home and homeland, she is taken along with other Libyan Jews through the blazing Sahara Desert and war driven Italy to freezing Germany. Benghazi-Bergen-Belzen, the first novel about the Holocaust of Libyan Jews, brilliantly depicts the transformations and tribulations this intriguing community has undergone during the Second World War.

Yossi Sucary an author and a radical activist published the novel Benghazi Bergen -Belsen in 2013 based on his family experience and will be a guest of the Historical Jewish American Society this coming Monday.


Benghazi Bergen -Belsen
Staged Reading
Monday, November 14, 2016, 7:00 pm

$15 General, $7 Students/AJHS and ASF members/Seniors

Center for Jewish History
Forchheimer Auditorium
15 West 16th Street 
(Between 5th & 6th Aves.)
New York , New York 10011 



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