Cleveland International Film Festival:
“Lost Town”

Sunday, April 7 – 7:20pm

Monday, April 8 – 2:20pm

Tower City Cinemas

230 W. Huron Rd., Cleveland

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The Maltz Museum is proud to be a community partner of this moving documentary. Deep in Western Ukraine, in a clearing surrounded by forests and rich farmland, there once was a town called Trochenbrod. Founded in 1835 as a farming colony, by 1938 the town’s exclusively Jewish population had grown to a bustling 3,000. Then, in 1942, Trochenbrod was decimated by the Nazis. Seventy years later we meet Avrom Bendavid-Val, whose father grew up there and who has dedicated his life to piecing together its history. Avrom visits the site dozens of times, teasing out scraps of information from locals about what daily life was like in the neighborly community. He travels the world to interview former residents including Betty Gold, a Cleveland Jewish leader who recounts the harrowing escape of her family from the Nazis.