Fonda to host event on Holocaust sexual violence

Jane Fonda will host a Los Angeles event focusing on sexual violence during the Holocaust.

More than 200 people are expected for the invitation-only event Nov. 8 at the Ray Kurtzman Theater. The event is sponsored by the USC Shoah Foundation and Remember the Women Institute.

Fonda, an award-winning actress and a political activist, reportedly was asked to be involved because she is active with programs and charities that deal with genocide and gender. Fonda will read aloud works from Israeli playwright and author Nava Semel, and also will introduce a reel of testimonial clips from Holocaust survivors discussing sexual violence. — jta