On the 27th January 2021, at 17:00 CET,  on the occasion of the Holocaust Remembrance Day, B’nai B’rith Europe, together with HIAS Europe organized a moving event.

After participants were asked to watch the movie “The Starfish” on their own, a memorial ceremony was held, led by the President of B’nai B’rith Europe, Serge Dahan and Rabbi Bent Melchior, who also honored the event by sharing a personal story connected to those cruel times. Following was a virtual post-discussion with documentary filmmaker Tyler Gildin and HIAS Europe Director Ilan Cohn, as well as a personal testimony of Mindy Utay, Herb Gildin’s niece.

‘The Starfish’ is Tyler Gildin’s award-winning documentary about his grandfather’s survival during WWII, the family’s reunion in New York, and the work of HIAS that made it possible.

Watch trailer here.