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Holocaust survivor will speak at screening

Thu Jan 26th, 2017 7pm-9pm
Jewish Community of Greater Stowe
Venue: Jewish Community of Greater Stowe
1189 Cape Cod Road, Stowe, VT 05672 (Map) (Set as Local)
Holocaust survivor will speak at screening Stowe Vermont

The Emmy Award-winning documentary "Remember Us: The Hungarian Hidden Children" will be presented Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, 1189 Cape Cod Road, Stowe.

For this screening, in commemoration of United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the liberation of concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the special guest will be Erica Hecht, a Holocaust survivor, JCOGS member and Stowe resident. She was one of the Hungarian hidden children, and will talk about the film and her own experiences of the war and its aftermath.

Hungary had 800,000 Jews before World War 1I; 570,000 were murdered, most of them in the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp. Those who managed to survive still bear the emotional scars, and in some cases physical ones, of that shameful period in Europe's history.

This film focuses on who the hidden children were, and on the adults they have become.

Erika Hecht was one of those Jewish Hungarian child survivors. Most survived by hiding and finding sanctuary in the arms of strangers, through the assistance of friends, acquaintances or even soldiers. This film recounts the kinds of things children remember: frightening moments, unexpected kindness, ironies of fate, feelings of abandonment and the miracles that saved some and not others. It is the Holocaust seen and remembered through the eyes of children.

Hecht will give a brief introduction to the film, then will be available for a question-and-answer period after the presentation. Information: 253-1800

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