The SLO Jewish Film Festival finds light in dark places

Genocide isn’t something any parent ever wants to have to tell their child about. But for Saul Rubinek, talking about one of the greatest human atrocities with his daughter was a question of when, not if. In 1948, Rubinek was born in a refugee camp in Germany to Polish-Jewish parents, Israel and Frania. Prior to arriving at the camp, the couple had spent two years in hiding in a friend’s one-room farmhouse during World War II while countless others were sent to the gas chambers. Inspired by his parents’ story, Rubinek created a film, So Many Miracles, that interweaves docu-drama sequences with archival material and follows Israel and Frania on their emotional return journey to Poland where they reunite with Zofia Banya, the woman who saved their lives 40 years ago...keep reading...