“We hope that screenings like these will play a small part in helping to remind ourselves of the consequences of not being present and vigilant in the face of all forms of intolerance and unjustifiable hate.”

Soul Witness Director/Producer, R. Harvey Bravman

January 27, 2021, beginning at noon


The Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Soul Witness Project will present a special International Holocaust Remembrance Day program on Wednesday, January 27, at 12 noon, featuring two-panel discussions on the relevance of Holocaust remembrance today. This special program will be available on January 27 at Coolidge.org.

As part of the commemoration, the documentary film, “Soul Witness, The Brookline Holocaust Witness Project will be available for streaming from January 27 at noon through January 31 for a minimum nonprofit donation of $1.

Special International Holocaust Remembrance Day program on Coolidge.org.

“Why is Holocaust Remembrance Relevant Now”

Moderator: Paris Alston, Producer, Radio Boston on WBUR


Peggy Shukur, Deputy Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League

Janet Bloom, Daughter of Rose Murra, featured in “Soul Witness”

Dena Salzberg, , Daughter of Hyman Laufer, featured in “Soul Witness”

R. Harvey Bravman, Producer/Director, “Soul Witness”

“Anti-Semitism Today”

Moderator: Lauren Bairnsfather, director of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh


Stephen Naron, Director of the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies

Marc Baker, President, Combined Jewish Philanthropies

Robert Trestan, Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League

R. Harvey Bravman, Producer/Director, Soul Witness


Past Events

January 27, 2020, 7pm

Coolidge Corner Theatre

Tiziana Dearing, Host of Radio Boston on WBUR will host a screening of “Soul Witness, The Brookline Holocaust Witness Project” at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Monday, Jan 27 at 7 to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The evening will include a panel discussion on survivor stories, understanding the intergenerational impact of both their trauma and their survival.

Panelists include:
Tiziana Dearing: Host of WBUR’s Radio Boston
Janet Bloom: Daughter of Rose Murra, featured in Soul Witness
Cheryl Lefman: Daughter of Henry Lefman, featured in Soul Witness
Peggy Shukur: Associate Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League

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May 11, 2020, 7pm

Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture

This virtual event includes a Q&A with Vilna Shul Director of Public Programs and Community Outreach, Lynne Krasker Schultz and Soul Witness Director/Producer, R. Harvey Bravman

July 24, 2020, 10am – 12pm

Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

Teacher Training, Using Survivor Testimony

In this teacher training, Soul Witness Director/Producer R. Harvey Bravman will be talking with teachers about best practices for using survivor testimony to teach the Holocaust, drawing on specific examples from Soul Witness

Act 48 credit is available

Teacher Registration

September 2, 2020, 7pm

Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

This virtual event includes a Q&A with Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh Director, Lauren Apter Bairnsfather and Soul Witness Director/Producer, R. Harvey Bravman

September 21, 2020, 7pm

Soul Witness Film Discussion with Combined Jewish Philanthropies

Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) will host a virtual discussion with director R. Harvey Bravman and descendants of those featured in the documentary “Soul Witness, The Brookline Holocaust Witness Project” about the film and themes of intolerance, racism, genocide, and the immigrant experience.

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Parents Strongly Cautioned – some material in this film may not be appropriate for children under 13.

Support Soul Witness Project

All donations to the Soul Witness Project and revenue from special screenings will go toward producing more films we hope will resonate like Soul Witness, The Brookline Holocaust Witness Project.