TST Community Yom HaShoah Program: Service, Film and Discussion
May 1, 2019 - 6:30pm

Yom HaShoah Program: Film and Discussion

A magical World War II tale of resilience and love, "The Children of Chabannes" reveals the previously untold story of how the people in a tiny village in unoccupied France chose action over indifference to save the lives of 400 Jewish refugee children. Returning to the forgotten corner of France with her father and uncle (two of the saved children), filmmaker Lisa Gossels and co-director Dean Wetherell movingly recreated the joys and fears of daily life in Chabannes during the war. Through warm and wonderful accounts from the educators, townspeople and from the children themselves, we see how this oasis of hope is shattered in August of 1942, when the war reaches the doorsteps of the crumbling chateau where the children lived. A celebration of human kindness, "The Children of Chabannes" delivers a profound message of tolerance. The film documents the remarkable efforts made by the citizens of Chabannes, who risked their lives and livelihoods to protect these children, simply because they felt it was the right thing to do.

The service, written by our grade 7 students, will begin at 6:30p.m., followed by the movie. Peter Gossels and his daughter Lisa Gossels (the film’s director and producer), will answer questions following the movie. For additional information on the film ,visit the website at https://childrenofchabannes.org/


Add to Calendar: Requires a calendar that accepts iCal feeds with timezone capabilities
Learn More: 
Add to My Calendar