25 November 7:30 pm£12 – £15
Screening of a new film about artist and holocaust survivor Roman Halter, followed by a Q&A.
“Promise me” said the dying grandfather to the 12 year old boy “that when you survive you will tell the whole world what was done to us.” The film ‘The Promise’ is Roman Halter’s answer to his pleading grandfather. Working in collaboration with the award winning film makers Fred Scott ‘The Promise’ is an extraordinary story: of commitment to a promise, of personal courage and of the power of art to convey a deeper understanding of history and human loss. Roman survived the Lodz ghetto, Auschwitz and Stutthof camps and after the war he settled in London and became a prominent artist whose works are displayed in London’s major galleries including the Tate and the National Gallery.
He used his paintings, drawings and stained glass work to convey the terrors of the Nazi ‘Final Solution.’ Roman Halter died in 2012. This film is his extraordinary story and an enduring testament to the evils of anti-semitism and totalitarianism.
Q&A with Ardyn Halter (Roman’s son), Fred Scott and Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg.