Aida’s Secrets
הסודות של איידה

Admission: General $13, Senior $10, Student $6

This documentary digs up the 70-year mystery of one Israeli gardener’s genealogy. Adopted out of a displaced person’s camp as a child, Izak partners with Yad Vashem (the global Holocaust remembrance organization), the genealogy group MyHeritage, and documentarians Alon and Shaul Schwartz, to track down his long-lost family members. Their detective work leads us to Quebec, where Izak’s 90-year-old mother, Aida – a survivor of Bergen-Belsen – now resides in a nursing home. But in spite of the warmth of a family reunion, they find that Aida is reluctant to divulge the truth about Izak’s family history. Why did Aida give him up? What was Izak’s father like? And how many siblings does Izak really have? Aida’s Secrets is a deeply moving documentary on the continuing reverberations of the Holocaust and the pain and power of memory.
Join us for a dessert reception following the screening.
Screening Location
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
272 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Brywn Mawr, PA 19010
Movie Info
Israel, 2016, 90 minutes
Hebrew, English with English subtitles
Director
Alon Schwarz, Saul Schwarz
Awards
Won Audience Award, Nominated for Best Editing, DocAviv, Nominated for Audience Award, Hot Docs, Canadian International Documentary Festival