Monthly Archives: February 2011

Julie Kohner appearing at UCLA Festival of Preservation – March 13, 2011

We are very excited to announce that Julie Kohner, Founder and CEO of Voices of the Generations, will be appearing at the UCLA Film & Television Archive Festival of Preservation at 7:00 pm on March 13, 2011 in conjunction with the presentation of three episodes of “This Is Your Life.”  One of American television’s most popular programs, This is Your Life presented tributes to hundreds of notable people on NBC from 1952 until 1961, hosted by the effervescent Ralph Edwards. Among the many famous personalities that the show honored were also many ordinary people who had overcome tremendous obstacles. Among these “regular” people were three exceptional women—Hanna Bloch Kohner, Ilse Stanley and Sara Veffer—all survivors of the Holocaust. Their harrowing yet inspiring stories are vividly related in these three This is Your Life episodes which marked the first time the Holocaust was addressed in any context on American television.  Julie will be at this evening’s program to discuss and answer questions about “This Is Your Life, Hanna Bloch Kohner.” The event will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2011, at the Billy Wilder Theater, Courtyard Level, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard (intersection of Wilshire and Westwood Boulevards), Los Angeles, CA 90024.  Phone 310.206.8013.  For more information, please link to http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/calendar/calendar.aspx