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After the success of last year’s screening, we are partnering again with the Holocaust Education Resource Organization to present a documentary in memory of the life and work of Tibor Baranski.

Tibor Baranski confronted the horrors of the Holocaust and was credited with saving at least 3,000 Jewish men, women, and children from death at the hands of the Nazis.

For this heroic work, Tibor was honored by Yad Vashem as a “Righteous Among the Nations,” their highest honor for gentiles who risked their own lives to save Jews. And in 1980, President Jimmy Carter appointed him to The President’s Commission on the Holocaust, which recommended the opening of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Tibor had left his homeland after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and eventually settled in Buffalo, where he lived until his passing in 2019. Since that time, Tibor and his wife Katalin (who passed in 2011) are entombed in a private sarcophagus in Forest Lawn, prominently situated for ready public access among three of the cemetery’s Jewish, Christian, and non-sectarian burial sections.

In 2022, a documentary about Tibor’s remarkable story was made in Hungarian. Join us for an exclusive screening of this film (with English subtitles), followed by a discussion that will include some of Tibor’s family members.

Tickets are free and space is limited, so advance registration is required. Donations will be accepted at the door for the Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation, which helps to make programs like this possible for the community.

Important Information

Address: Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1990 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14208
Event Location: This event takes place at Forest Lawn’s historic Chapel in the heart of the cemetery. Enter the cemetery at any gate and follow the white painted line on the road to the Chapel; ample parking is available.
Inclement Weather Policy: If severe weather is forecasted, we will monitor the conditions for the best chance of proceeding with the event. Cancellations will be announced via email; make sure to check your spam folders.
Questions: Please call us at (716) 427-0727 or email Amizetta Haj, Director of Community Engagement, at ahaj@forest-lawn.com.

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Details

Date:
April 28
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Forest Lawn Cemetery
1990 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14209 United States
Phone
(716) 885-1600

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