Benghazi Bergen-Belsen

Benghazi Bergen-Belsen

Staged Reading and Talk with La MaMa Theater, No Visa Productions, and Author Yossi Sucary
In partnership with the American Sephardi Federation

Monday, November 14, 2016, 7:00 pm

$15 General, $7 Students/AJHS and ASF members/Seniors

Join AJHS and ASF in celebrating the publication of the English translation of Benghazi-Bergen-Belsen: the first novel about the Holocaust of Libyan Jews. Featuring a staged reading of scenes from the upcoming theater production, adapted by Lahav Timor, that is premiering at La Mama Theater March 2017, and meet author Yossi Sucary and No Visa Production Director Michal Gamily for post-reading Q&A.

Silvana Haggiag is a brilliant and beautiful young woman in her early twenties, dismissive of the patriarchal norms that govern her Jewish community in the Libyan city of Benghazi. When Silvana’s family is violently uprooted from its home and homeland, she is taken along with other Libyan Jews through the blazing Sahara Desert and war driven Italy to freezing Germany. Benghazi-Bergen-Belzen, the first novel about the Holocaust of Libyan Jews, brilliantly depicts the transformations and tribulations this intriguing community has undergone during the Second World War.