April 18, 2012 2:00 pm
In recognition of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Recognition Day) on Thursday, April 19, WTTW will be airing Kartemquin Film’s Prisoner of Her Past at 9:00 PM.
Additionally, in honor of the anniversary of the April 19, 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising, Prisoner of Her Past will receive its premiere in Krakow, Poland. The Center for Jewish Culture in Krakow has built its commemoration of the uprising around this screening
Prisoner of Her Past is also highlighted in a recent Vox Tablet story discussing Late Onset Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Holocaust survivors, and the various ways survivors cope with the symptoms. In the story, reporter Karen Brown discusses the story of Sonia Reich and interviews Howard Reich about his mother's condition and how it came to be.
In addition, the film recently received a generous educational grant from the Sage Foundation. This funding will enable Kartemquin Films to create a Prisoner of Her Past curriculum, so that the film can travel to high schools and middle schools across Illinois.
Meanwhile, Northwestern University Press has published a paperback edition of the book by Howard Reich that inspired the film, the volume now titled "Prisoner of Her Past."
There will also be airings of the film on WTTW on Friday, April 20 (3:00 PM) and Sunday, April 22 (4:00 AM).