Friday, June 8, 2012

BOSTON: Additional appearance by Holocaust survivorJohanna Neumann

Besa: The Promise
Monday, June 11, 2012 at 7:00pm (Reception at 6:00pm)
Boston University Photonics Center (8 St. Mary's Street, Room 206, Boston, MA)
The USHMM and The Florence and Chafetz Hillel House at Boston University invite you to a preview screening of Besa: The Promise, a new documentary about the unique history of Muslim Albanians who welcomed and protected Jewish refugees during World War II.  

Following the film, Holocaust survivor and Museum employee Johanna Neumann will discuss her own rescue by an Albanian family with Museum Historian Edna Friedberg.  Years after her rescue, Johanna went to great lengths to have her rescuers honored as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.

The program is free but reservations are required.  RSVP to the USHMM New England Regional Office at or (202)-488-6585.


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