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Sunday, October 28 | 2:00 pm | Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way | Mercer Island WA 98040 | $12 for adults | $10 for SJCC members/students/seniors  

Co-presented by the SJCC and the Holocaust Center for Humanity

If you enjoyed the Holocaust Center's 2017 exhibit The Journey that Saved Curious George, you won't want to miss this film. 

"Monkey Business" recounts the extraordinary lives and harrowing journey of Hans and Margret Rey, the husband-and-wife duo who penned the beloved “Curious George” children’s books. It has been 75 years since Curious George first touched the hearts and minds of children around the world, but little is known about his creators, German Jews living in Paris who narrowly escaped Nazi occupation by fleeing on makeshift bicycles across Europe, carrying their yet-to-be-published “Curious George” manuscript with them.

In this vivid, mixed-media documentary, interviews are augmented by original hand-drawn animations and a treasure trove of archival materials from the Rey estate, including wartime journals, photographs, letters, and unpublished Curious George sketches and notes. A great introduction to the Holocaust for ages 10 and up.

Includes post-film panel Q&A with Holocaust Center for Humanity Legacy Speaker Ron Gompertz and docent Marcy Bloom.

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