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70th Anniversary Commemoration/Greece

April ~ May 2015

A community event in memory of all those who perished inside and outside of Greece during WWII

and to the memory of Iakovos Kambanellis (1921-2011)

Eonia I Mnimi ~ Memory Eternal

F I N A L P R O G R A M

Three Sundays: April 26, May 3, May 17, 2015
*****

Documenting Occupied Greece
Day 1:

Opening Films - Sunday, April 26, 2015: Lillian A. Vosloh Forum / Pasadena City College

3 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Host Sponsors: PCC International Education

PCC School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Welcoming Remarks

Event Co-Chairs Diana N. Savas, Ph.D. and Shelly Papadopoulos
3 p.m.: Kalάvryta--People and Shadows (Greece, 2014, 111 min./Dir. Giannakakis) Theme: Resistance & Reprisal

Q & A with Peter Demopoulos, Aghios Nikolaos, Kalavryton, child survivor, Nazi reprisal killings, 1943,

and Mrs. Athina P., child survivor, Kalavryta massacre, 1943
WWII short documentary (8 min.) with clips from The Pioneers 1900-1942 and The Promise of Tomorrow

1940-1960 (USA/Dir. Giannotis)
5:30 p.m.: Kisses to the Children (Greece, 2012, 115 min./Dir. Loules) Theme: Hidden Children

Q & A with Harry Haim Pessah, Thessaloniki Jewish child survivor under false identity in Athens, 1943-1944

*****

Kambanellis &Mauthausen



Transforming the Unimaginable: Theater, Literature, Song
Day 2:

Main Program - Sunday, May 3, 2015: William and Jane Bristol Civic Auditorium / Bellflower

4 p.m. Host Sponsor: Hellenic Library
Welcoming Remarks

Event Co-Chairs Diana N. Savas, Ph.D. and Shelly Papadopoulos
Historical Introduction to the Mauthausen Camp: Photos and Commentary by Diana N. Savas, Ph.D.

Iakovos Kambanellis, the "Father of Contemporary Greek Theater": The Man & His Work

Presentations

Gail Holst-Warhaft, Ph.D., Cornell University, Translator of Mauthausen



Special Guest: Katerina Kambanelli, Theater Designer & Daughter of Mr. Kambanellis

Photographic Tribute to Iakovos Kambanellis with Commentary by Katerina Kambanelli



THE WAY… A Play in One Act or a Picture ~ A Staged Reading Theme: The Camps

The play, set in Mauthausen, March 1945, was written by Iakovos Kambanellis, a camp survivor.

Director/Producer: Willard Manus, Los Angeles Playwright and Novelist

Translator/Producer: Diana N. Savas, Ph.D., Professor, Pasadena City College

Followed by a panel of scholars & theologians:

Fr. Allan Boyd, St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Los Angeles



Prof. Michael Berenbaum, Professor of Jewish Studies & Director, Sigi Ziering Institute, American Jewish University, Los Angeles

Fr. Alexei Smith, Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Officer, Roman Catholic Archdiocese

of Los Angeles



Mauthausen & Kambanellis Theme: Liberation

A reading from the autobiographical liberation novel/memoir

Gail Holst-Warhaft, Ph.D., Cornell University, Translator of Mauthausen
The Mauthausen Cantata (1965)

A cycle of four songs performed in Greek and Hebrew. Music: M. Theodorakis: Poetry: I. Kambanellis

Lina Orfanos, mezzo-soprano Bob Luna, piano
MOMENT OF SILENCE OR PRAYER FOR THE DEAD

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO WERE LOST



*****

Memory & Healing


Day 3:

Closing Film - Sunday, May 17, 2015: Peltz Theater / Museum of Tolerance

5:30 p.m. Host Sponsor: MOT, Los Angeles

Instrumental Music

The Mauthausen Cantata & other selections

Dr. Lambros Houvardas, bouzouki
Welcoming Remarks

Lorraine Sais, Special Events / Museum of Tolerance

Diana N. Savas, Ph.D. and Shelly Papadopoulos, Event Co-Chairs
Greek Testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute (13 min. / Greek with English subtitles)

Screening of Fugitive Pieces (Canada, 2007, 104 min. / Dir. Podeswa / English, with some Greek, Yiddish,

German)


A feature film set in Greece and Canada. A Greek archeologist and widower rescues a Jewish boy

hiding in a bog in Poland and an odyssey of healing begins. Based on the novel by Anne Michaels.



Starring: Rade Sherbedgia, Stephen Dillane, Robbie Kay, Rosamund Pike, Ayelet Zurer

Director/Writer: Jeremy Podeswa / Producer: Robert Lantos

Cinematographer: Gregory Middleton / Editor: Wiebke von Carolsfeld

Composer: Nikos Kypourgos

Followed by a panel discussion:

Dana Schwartz, MFT, Child Survivor

Jeremy Podeswa, Film Director

Katina K. Kostoulas, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist & Psychoanalyst

Stephanie Satie, CSUN Lecturer & Actor/Writer of the solo plays



Silent Witnesses; Refugees; and Coming to America
MOMENT OF SILENCE OR PRAYER FOR THE DEAD

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO WERE LOST


Honorary Committee Members
Mr. Gregory Karahalios, Consul General of Greece in Los Angeles

Mr. Andreas Kyprianides, Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Cyprus in Los Angeles

Mr. Demetrios Liappas, Director, Basil P. Caloyeras Center for Modern Greek Studies, LMU

Rabbi Daniel Bouskila, Director, Sephardic Educational Center/Los Angeles

Ms. Samara Hutman, Executive Director, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

V. Rev. John S. Bakas, Dean, St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Mr. Jim Gianopulos, Chairman & CEO, Fox Filmed Entertainment
Co-Sponsor Organizations
Host Sponsors

Hellenic Library

Museum of Tolerance/Simon Wiesenthal Center

Pasadena City College

*International Education

*School of Humanities & Social Sciences



Educational and Philanthropic Institutions

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust



Non-profit Community Organizations

AHEPA District 20

American Hellenic Council

Greek Heritage Society of Southern California

Hellenic University Club

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

Sephardic Educational Center/Los Angeles
Donors

Angels

Earth Friendly Products

Rallis Foundation

Supporters

Aris Anagnos

LosAngeles Museum of the Holocaust

Friends

American Hellenic Council

Dinos & Stella Andrianos

George & Tina Kolovos

Shelly Papadopoulos

Diana N. Savas, Ph.D.



Contributors

Anna Giannotis

Greek Heritage Society of Southern California

Maureen Halikis

Hellenic University Club

Andreas & Mika Kyprianides

Antonia Lianos

Peter & Kathy Manolopoulos

Nessim & Alice Bouskila Memorial Charitable Fund

Zeppos & Rautiola


Special Thanks

Honorary committee members,

sponsors, and donors

Our sponsors and participants who

donated honoraria or fees

All of the friends who spread

the word on social media

Carrie Afuso

Allen Altchech

Aris Anagnos

Dean Jim Arnwine

Tunisia Bailey

Doug Ballman

Crispin Brooks

Steve Deatrick &

PCC Staging Services

Dr. James Dimitriou

Lou Eleopoulos &

Hellenic American Veterans

Memorial Foundation

Helen Ellis

Christos Epperson

Ben Estorga

Ryan Fenton-Strauss

Dean Russell Frank

Katharine Free

Julius Galacki

Liebe Geft

Phil Georgious

Anna Giannotis

Georgiana Gomez

Zachary Goode

Ita Gordon

George Hakopiants

HAMDS

Hellenic Journal



Gail Holst-Warhaft

Appo Jabarian &

USA Armenian Life

JoMarie Jennings

Jewish Journal

Aris Katopodis

Jill Keller

Dr. Dan Leshem

Dottie Maclean

Mavis Manus

Mary McLeod

Daisy Miller

Dalia Miller

USC Pres. C. L. Max Nikias

Vivian Panou

Manolis Papasifakis




Alexandra Papoutsaki

Dorothea Paschalidou

Harry Ratner

Tomas Riojas

Whitney Rydbeck

Lorraine Sais

Stephanie Satie

Rabbi Dr. Tal Sessler

Prof. Joseph Sierra

Anne Sirota

Dr. Stephen Smith

Dr. Nikolaos Stefanidis

Wynn Storton

Christina Tasulis Williams

Wendy Thomas &

the BCA Tech Staff

Mary Thompson

Dean Amy Ulmer

USC Shoah Foundation Institute

David Van Pelt &

PCC Facilities Staff

Dr. Gonda Van Steen

Gloria Wong



Ari Zev


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