Updated Tue, Oct 23, 2012 3:21 pm
Thursday, November 8 • 9 p.m.
Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home is a one-hour documentary revealing the origins and originality of a resourceful community that over generations has brought together more than 1,000 Central European Jewish refugees and Holocaust survivors under one roof. Interweaving archival footage with testimony by the Selfhelp Home’s residents and founders, Refuge reaches back 70 years to tell the story of this last generation.
Listen to the Conversations From Studio B, where host Jackie Wolf talks with Ethan Bensinger, the director of the new documentary entitled Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home. Refuge tells the stories of Jewish refuges and Holocaust survivors that came to The Selfhelp Home in Chicago as a place of recovery through community.