Thursday, October 22, 2015

FREE SCREENING OF “WOMAN IN GOLD” IN WHIPPANY

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WHEN: Wednesday, October 28, at 7:00 pm
WHERE:
Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, 901 Route 10 East, Whippany
ADMISSION: free

RSVP: www.holocaustcouncil@jfedgmw.org or 973.929.33194

Please join us on for the showing of Woman in Gold. The film is based on the true story of the late Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish refugee living in Cheviot Hills, Los Angeles, who, together with her young lawyer, Randy Schoenberg, fought the government of Austria for almost a decade to reclaim Gustav Klimt's iconic painting of her aunt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which was stolen from her relatives by the Nazis in Vienna just prior to World War II. Altmann took her legal battle all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States, which ruled in case Republic of Austria v. Altmann (2004).