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All These Delicate Sorrows, The Legacy of Kansas City's Holocaust Survivors

About the Film

Stories of the Holocaust that often go unheard occurred after the end of World War II in 1945. These stories are of those who survived an unimaginable ordeal only to find themselves beginning again with nothing. All These Delicate Sorrows is a deeply personal documentary featuring interviews with descendants of survivors, archival video testimonials as well as commentary from local historians. 

Following the journey of Jewish survivors of the Holocaust from liberation in 1945 to the midwest, All These Delicate Sorrows chronicles the years in which these new Americans arrived, and began to rebuild the lives they had lost. Many of them worked to secure lasting legacies in the Kansas City area, fostering education of the Holocaust through civic engagement.

Premiered June 17, 2021 | #delicatesorrows

Presenting Sponsor
Bank of America
With Support From:

Bonnie & Herbert Buchbinder
Marlese & Robert Gourley
Mary & Tom Bloch

All These Delicate Sorrows

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The local stories told in All These Delicate Sorrows complement the traveling exhibition “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.”, open June 14 through mid-January, 2022 at Union Station. 

The groundbreaking exhibition brings together more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs from over 20 institutions and museums around the world. It marks the first time in the 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz that a touring exhibition dedicated to the historical significance of the camp is being presented to a U.S. audience.