Holocaust Remembrance Movie: The Book Thief | PG-13 | 2h 11min
Abilene, Kan. - The next Evenings at Ease program is Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, 200 SE 4th Street, Abilene. This program is free and open to the public.
This program will feature a screening of The Book Thief selected for Holocaust Remembrance Month. This 2013 World War II drama film is based on the novel of the same name by Markus Zusak. In 1938, young orphan Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) arrives at the home of her new German foster parents, Hans (Geoffrey Rush) and Rosa (Emily Watson). When Hans, a kindly housepainter, learns that Liesel cannot read, he teaches the child the wonders of the written language. Liesel grows to love books, even rescuing one from a Nazi book-burning. Though Liesel's new family barely scrape by under Nazi rule and endure terrifying bombings, their situation becomes even more precarious when they secretly shelter a Jewish boy whose father once saved Hans' life.
This program is in partnership with the Arts Council of Dickinson County and will include a brief discussion following the film.
About the Eisenhower Presidential Library
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is one of 14 Presidential Libraries operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. They preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire. Public programs and exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Library are made possible in part through the generous support of the Eisenhower Foundation. To learn more, visit eisenhowerlibrary.gov.