Commemorative event – documentary film and exhibition “My Israeli Friend” in Geneva on November 9, 2022.

In collaboration with the Communauté Juive Libérale de Genève, the Austria Society of Geneva invited to the commemoration evening of the “Night of Broken Glass” on November 9, 1938 in the Liberal Synagogue of Geneva. In memory of the contemporary witness Abraham Gafni (born 1928 as Erich Weinreb in Innsbruck, deceased in February 2022 and recipient of the Cross of Merit of the City of Innsbruck) the documentary film “My Israeli Friend” by director Hermann Weiskopf was screened. The sixteen life pictures of the Austrian artist Jacqueline Seeber that appear in the film were exhibited as an accompaniment.

Group picture director Hermann Weiskopf with ambassadors Austria, Israel, USA, Germany, Sovereign Order of Malta (in the middle) and other guests of honor together with artist Jacqueline Seeber (3rd from left)
A particularly touching moment of commemoration together…
The poster of the documentary film “My Israeli Friend” painted by the artist Jacqueline Seeber
(from left) Rabbi François Garai, Margot Leboyer, Dr. Josef and Jacqueline Seeber, Hermann Weiskopf
(left) Richard Benson – recipient of the Cross of Merit Innsbruck
Artist Jacqueline Seeber (right) in conversation with premiere guests