KCET to air programs on Armenian Genocide and Holocaust

Asbarez – In honoring the Remembrance Days for both the Holocaust and Armenian Genocide, Los Angeles-based KCET broadcaster will air a number of programs to commemorate these events that should never be forgotten.

KCET will broadcast Trezors: The lost Jews of Kastoria on Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. and They shall not perish: The story of Near East Relief on Tuesday, April 24 at 11 p.m.

Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria – Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Using never before seen archival footage and first-person testimonies, “Trezoros” chronicles the compelling and little-known history of Greece’s 2200 year old Jewish culture. Culminating in events during WWII that ultimately led to its destruction, this feature documentary takes us to a time and place now gone forever. With interviews filmed on location in Kastoria, Thessaloniki, Athens, Tzur Moshe, Tel Aviv, Miami, Los Angeles and New York,  “Trezoros” (Ladino/Judeo-Spanish term of endearment meaning ‘Treasures’) is a poignant and powerful story that commemorates the Jews of Kastoria during Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah).

They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief – Tuesday, April 24 at 11 p.m.

At the outbreak of WWI, a group of selfless Americans rallied the nation to save a generation of orphans during the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and in the aftermath of the humanitarian crisis that came to be known as the Armenian Genocide. Motivated by nothing but a moral sense of duty, these men and women (among them industrialists, ambassadors, missionaries, teachers, nurses, admen and Presidents) helped bring care and comfort to millions of suffering Armenian, Greek and Assyrian refugees in extremely harrowing environments. This is the story of Near East Relief.

On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. 

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