A documentary about the lost Sephardic Jewish communities of Greece is coming to two Public Broadcasting Service stations in Atlanta, just in time for Yom HaShoah observances.
“Trezoros,” a Ladino term of endearment for “treasures,” is making its local broadcast debut Wednesday night, April 11, at 11:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting, immediately after a 10 p.m. broadcast of “GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II,” which was featured during this year’s Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.
Public Broadcasting Atlanta is showing “Trezoros” the next night at 7:30 and again at midnight.
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) starts at nightfall April 11.
The hour-and-a-half documentary focuses on the city of Kastoria, where Jews had lived peacefully among Christians for 1,900 years. That ended when the Axis powers invaded Greece in October 1940, and Italy occupied Kastoria. The Germans replaced the Italians in 1943 and wiped out a Jewish community whose history began during the Roman Empire.
More information is available at www.trezoros.com.