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Film Festival: Once in a Lifetime
November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Drama/Comedy, 1 hour 45 minutes
Free for members, $3 for guests
Based on a true story, the film chronicles the relationship of a teacher with teenagers who have long since dropped out of the school system. This teacher of Leon Blum high school at Creteil, decides to enter a national competition titled “Children and adolescents in the Nazi concentration camp system.” Initially tumultuous and frustrating, the atmosphere quickly evolves as they meet with a survivor of the camps and increasing intensity during a visit to a museum dedicated to this dark period of history. This experience will change their lives.
Deborah Long, Ed.D. will facilitate Q&A after the film.
Deborah Long’s mother was in the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, and Salzwadel death/concentration camps. Her father survived the Bor death march and Flossenberg, Buchenwald, and Dora Nordhausen concentration camps. Deborah has been researching her family history and searching for surviving family members for more than 50 years. Her research at the beginning of 2009 led to the shocking discovery of family artifacts that compelled her to visit her ancestral villages as well as Germany to understand her parents’ Holocaust history. Deborah is a professional educator, though typically her audiences are licensed professionals. She has written a memoir about growing up as a child of survivors.
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