NEW JERSEY CHAPTER
Even Tears Were Not Enough
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Wayne Public Library, 461 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
Even Tears Were Not Enough is the second documentary by John Righetti and Maria Silvestri. It features scholars and survivors telling the story of the forced deportation of Poland’s Carpatho-Rusyn population by the Polish Communist government in 1947.
The story of the destruction of the community, called Lemkos in Poland, has rarely been told. “Today we can’t event conceive of a state moving tens of thousands of people hundreds of miles away from their home with no notice and the world standing by,” said John Righetti, one of the producers. “But population relocation at the end of World War II was not uncommon. What makes this situation distinct is that the purpose was to dissipate the Lemko Rusyns in a way to absolutely destroy their culture through assimilation.”
Come watch the documentary and discuss it with the producers!
For further information about the program, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dorothy Bognar at (201) 891-4151.
For further information about the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, visit their web site at http://www.carpathorusynsociety.org
Directions: Take Route 46 to the Riverview Drive Exit in the direction of Wayne. Continue on Riverview Drive to the traffic light at Valley Road. Turn right onto Valley Road and proceed to the second light at Nellis Drive at the Wayne Municipal Complex. Turn left and then right to access the library and parking lot
Public Transportation – The library is served by NJT bus routes 197 & 198.