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Jennifer Merin

Inside Hana's Suitcase Opens In Theaters

By April 23, 2012

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Inside Hana's Suitcase follows Fumiko Ishioka, a curator at the Tokyo Holocaust Resource Center, as she seeks to discover the story of the owner of a battered suitcase -- a holocaust relic -- that had been sent from Auschwitz to Tokyo to be put on display at the museum.

The suitcase belonged to Hana Brady, a young Jewish girl who lived happily with her parents and brother in an integrated Prague until the Nazis tore her family apart and sent her to Auschwitz, where she perished.

Hana's story is absolutely heart wrenching, and the way that Ishioka presents it to school children -- who are just about the age Hana was when she died -- as a lesson in tolerance is deeply inspiring.

Inside Hana's Suitcase is currently playing in theaters. When you go to see it, be sure to bring a big box of tissues with you.

Read my full review.

(PHOTO: 'Inside Hana's Suitcase' Poster Art. Courtesy Menemsha Films.)

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