Celebrating Life in Remembrance on Yom HaShoah

Updated: Jun 13, 2020

The Deep Water Initiative sponsored a screening of 'The Euphoria of Being' hosted by Temple Har Shalom for Holocaust Remembrance Day. The film is a beautiful and artistic celebration of Auschwitz survivor, 95 year old Eva Fahidi's life.

Eva's book about her and her families lives will be available in English this September.

The Soul of Things: Memoir of a Youth Interrupted

'The Euphoria of Being'

Éva Fahidi was 20 years old when she returned all alone home to Hungary from Auschwitz Birkenau. 49 members of her family were murdered, including her mother, her father and her little sister. Now, aged 90, Éva is asked to participate in a dance-theatre performance about her life. This would be the first time for her to perform on a stage. Réka, the director imagines a duet between Éva and the young, internationally acclaimed dancer, Emese. Réka wants to see these two women, young and old, interact on stage, to see how their bodies and their stories can intertwine. Éva agrees immediately. Three women – three months – a story of crossing boundaries. Whilst key moments of Éva’s life are distilled into theater scenes, a truly wonderful and powerful relationship forms between the three women.

Included below is a video of the Q&A from the screening, led by the educational director of Temple Har Shalom, Michael Greenfield. The conversation includes the protagonist, Eva, and the director, Reka:

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