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Holocaust Survivor film, ‘Children Without A Shadow,’ Has West Coast Premiere at LMU

The West Coast premiere of  “Children Without A Shadow,” a stirring documentary about young Holocaust survivors, will be screened for the public on April 7 by the Jewish Studies Program at Loyola Marymount University.

The film is shown in conjunction with the two-day conference of the Western Jewish Studies Association, which takes place April 7-8.

The documentary displays the resilience of the Jewish people through the story of Shaul Harel, a hidden child in Belgium who became a renowned Israeli professor of medicine and physician.  The film honors Madame Andree Geulen-Herscovici of Belgium, who rescued 4,000 Jewish children from death at the hands of the Nazis.  In 1989, Geulen-Herscovici was recognized by the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial as a Righteous Among the Nations – an honor granted to non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust.  She was also granted honorary citizenship by Israel, a rare honor.

The screening and a panel discussion will take place Sunday, April 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Hilton 100 Auditorium on the LMU campus, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045.  The public is invited.

The panelists, who will discuss the film and answer audience questions, are: Harel, the subject of the documentary; Bernard Balteau, the film’s writer and director, and Anne Griffin, author and professor at Cooper Union in New York City.