I Want to Remember, He Wants to Forget

The Museum of Tolerance is proud to present a screening of:

I Want to Remember, He Wants to Forget

Sunday, July 31, 2011 


4:00pm VIP Tour of Exhibition

Explore BESA: Albanian Muslims Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust.  Through subtle portraiture and personal stories by rescuers renowned photographer Norman Gershman communicates the honor, faith and altruism of Albanian Muslims who saved Jews during the Nazi Holocaust


Fifty years ago in Skopje, Macedonia, Solomon Adizes and his son Isaac were sent by the Italians and Bulgarians to a concentration camp. Disguised as Muslims, they managed to escape to Albania, where they found sanctuary with Muslim villagers. Solomon pretended to be a doctor and earned a reputation throughout the entire region. After the war, they returned to Yugoslavia and from there immigrated to Israel. Fifty years later Professor Isaac Adizes and his father Solomon return to the concentration camp in the heart of Skopje, and from there back to Albania to meet the family that saved them from the Nazis…

Ichak (Isaac) Adizes, Ph.D and his son filmmaker Topaz Adizes join Liebe Geft, Director of the Museum of Tolerance for a discussion with the audience following the screening.

NO CHARGE but pre-registration is required.




About the Panalists:


Dr. Ichak Adizes is one of the leading management experts in the world.  He was selected by Leadership Excellence Journal among the top thirty Thought Leaders of America and by the Executive Excellence Journal among the top thirty consultants of America.  For his contribution to management theory and practice, he has been awarded fifteen honorary doctorates, two honorary citizenships, the honorary rank of Major from the military, was elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Management and was appointed Honorary Scientific Advisor to IBS – Academy of Economics of the Russian Federation.  For his contribution to humanity, he was selected by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) Foundation to be the recipient of the 2010 Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Dr. Adizes served as tenured faculty at UCLA, a Visiting Professor at Stanford and on the teaching staff of Columbia University.  Today, he is the Founder and President of the Adizes Institute, an international consulting company, which applies the methodology for managing accelerated change for exceptional results that bears his name.  Dr. Adizes has consulted to Prime Ministers and members of the cabinet in different countries, to companies from startups to some of the Fortune one hundred, lectures to over one hundred thousand executives in fifty-two countries and published eleven books, some of them translated to twenty-six languages.

Dr. Adizes lectures in four languages, resides in Santa Barbara, California with his family, prefers a vegan diet and for relaxation loves folk dancing, plays the accordion and practices meditation.


Topaz Adizes is an internationally award winning Writer/Director with films that have screened at Cannes, Sundance, Cinéma Du Reél, Morelia International, São Paolo International, Aspen Shortsfest, SXSW, Transilvania International and many others.

Topazʼs award winning narrative short films include BOY (Cannesʼ Critics Week 2011) Laredo, Texas (Sundance 2010, Special Jury Prize Boston Independent Film Festival, Red Citation Humanitarian Award) Trece Años, (Sundance 2009, Special Jury Mention Ashland Independent Film Festival), and City (Winner Best Short Aspen Shorts Film Festival 2007). Additionally, his feature documentary, Americana (Cinéma Du Reél 2009), which was shot around the world and examines American identity in a global context, has screened internationally and domestically to critical acclaim.

Currently, Topaz is developing two feature films, Look for the Light with Restrepoʼs Tim Hetherington (Film Independentʼs Fast Track Program 2010, Film Independentʼs Screenwriterʼs Lab 2010, and IFPʼs Emerging Narrativeʼs Section 2010, SFFS/Hearst Screenwriting Grant finalist) and My Fatherʼs Story. He recently concluded the Berlinale Talent Campus.

In addition to his own projects, Topaz has had the valuable experience of learning from Steven Spielberg on the set of Munich, Ridley Scott on Kingdom Of Heaven and P.T. Anderson with There Will Be Blood. Topaz has a BA in philosophy from UC Berkeley and Oxford University, has traveled to over 45 countries, and is fluent in Hebrew, Spanish, Swedish and English.

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