Skip to College News & Media site navigationSkip to main content

Film on Return of Jewish Holocaust Survivors to Hungary to be Screened at Ramapo College

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 28, 2019

MAHWAH, N.J. – The Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies will screen the film, “1945,” on Thursday, March 28 at 10 a.m. in the H-wing Auditorium (H-129) at Ramapo College of New Jersey. The program is free and open to the public.

Directed by Ferenc Török and based on the acclaimed short story Homecoming by Gábor T. Szántó, the film “1945” tells the story of the return of an observant Jew and his son to a village in Hungary just as the inhabitants are preparing for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. The townspeople – suspicious, remorseful, fearful and cunning – expect the worst and behave accordingly. Shot in gorgeous, high-contrast black-and-white, “1945” is a commentary on treachery and guilt during and after the Holocaust.

In setting the film right after World War II came to end, it explores the juncture between a hopeful future and a dark past. By situating the narrative beyond the urban environment of Budapest, the author and filmmakers explore the impact of the Holocaust in the Hungarian countryside and aim to provoke greater discussion of the topic generally.

Note: The film was scheduled to be shown last spring semester in connection with a memorial for deceased Gross Center Advisory Board member, John Gunzler; however, weather events forced cancellation.

For information or to request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact or call 201-684-7409.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


Press Release Archives

| 2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 |