Japanese School and Carmel Academy team up

The Japan Society of Fairfield County will show the movie The Sirota Family and the 20th Century on June 12, at the Greenwich Japanese School/Carmel Academy, 270 Lake Avenue, co-sponsored with Alliance Francaise.

This documentary film follows the story of the Sirotas, a Jewish family originally from Ukraine, that was displaced to Vienna, Tokyo, Warsaw, Paris and the United States by the horrors of the 20th century. Ms. Gordon was able to rejoin her parents in Japan after the war by becoming a member of the team that worked under Gen. Douglas MacArthur on the postwar constitution of Japan. An outspoken defender of Article 9, the war-renouncing clause of the Japanese Constitution.

The film starts at 6:30 and will be followed by a discussion. Admission is free. For more information, contact: Vernon Beck at [email protected] or 203-431-0697.

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