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Streicker Center: Plan A (US Movie Premiere)

What if your family was murdered: your brothers, sisters, parents and children.

Everyone. Murdered.

For no sane reason at all.

Ask yourself . . .  What would you do?

In 1945, hundreds of thousands of Holocaust survivors answered that question by getting as far from Europe as possible, to build a new homeland — and a Jewish future — in Palestine.

But a small group refused to leave without extracting a full measure of vengeance — not only against SS guards and Nazi leaders but on the German people themselves by poisoning the water supply.

Plan A chronicles the efforts of those men and women, whose fixation on revenge was stoked by haunting nightmares about the Christian neighbors who gave them up as Jews to the SS; about their years of starvation, cruelty and utter dehumanization; about their enduring images of the ashes of their families wafting down around them.

Based on the book Nakam by Dr. Dina Porat, chief historian at Yad Vashem, Plan A asks the impossible question of how survivors plagued by such memories struggled with conflicting feelings about lust for justice and the desire for payback.


Doron and Yoav PazWriters/Directors
Michael AloniActor
Dr. Dina PoratChief Historian of Yad Vashem

Moderated by Richard Salomon, Vice President of the Illinois Holocaust Museum‘s Board of Directors.

Watch the trailer here!

Read Hey Alma’s review, “The Holocaust Revenge Story You’ve Never Heard”

This program is sponsored by Elaine Jerrold