Presented as part of the TRIBUTE TO ED ASNER for JFI HanukkahFest 2021
Over the last three decades, the beloved children’s book by Marvell Ginsburg,"The Tattooed Torah," has been a powerful resource for Holocaust education for children all over the world. The book recounts the true story of the rescue and restoration of a small Torah from Brno, Czechoslovakia. The adaptation of "The Tattooed Torah” into an animated short film is a three-generational endeavor, initiated by Marvell’s daughter, Beth Kopin, who first had the dream to transform this book into a film, and is one of the executive producers. Beth’s son Brett, the co-screenwriter of the screenplay, is currently a rabbinical student in Los Angeles. The film is narrated by Ed Asner.