The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is a community partner for the Dallas premiere of Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man on Monday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Angelika Film Center-Mockingbird Station.
Tickets for the film are $5 each and are available at the door. Museum members are asked to RSVP by Sunday, Feb. 19 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Three Stars Jewish Cinema is sponsoring the film.
Based on the incredible true story of the “Italian Schindler,” Giorgio Perlasca saves the lives of over five thousand Jews by posing as a Spanish diplomat and tricking Nazi officials, risking his own life in the process. Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man is a compelling account of his heroic story.
After World War II, Perlasca returned to Italy, and did not disclose his actions to anyone, including his family,until he was found again in 1987 by a group of Hungarian Jews. A best-selling book recounted the story, which was made into the film.
Perlasca died of a heart attack in 1992, having received decorations from the Italian, Hungarian and Spanish governments and is considered by the State of Israel as one of the Righteous Among the Nations.
Vincenzo Arcobelli, president of the Committee for Italians Living Abroad, will be a guest speaker at the Dallas premiere.