Today is December 16, 2019 -
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Page Hall, SUNYA Downtown Campus
135 Western Avenue
Kristallnacht Interfaith Commemoration
This is the 27th annual Kristallnacht Interfaith Commemoration, sponsored to unite the community against prejudice.
The Light of Hope
Based on the true story of Elisabeth Eidenbenz (1913-2011) and her female co-workers who saved
the lives of almost 600 infants in World War II.
One-Time Screening | Free and open to the public
In the early 1940’s, refugees from all over Europe seek shelter in South Western France, escaping persecution from the Nazis and from Franco’s regime in Spain. Among them are countless women, some of them pregnant, and their little children. The camps are in horrendous shape with no protection from the cold.
Young Red Cross nurse Elisabeth Eidenbenz breathes new life into an old villa.
By transforming it into a birth clinic, she saves the lives of mothers and children from certain death. The villa becomes a safe haven resounding with the children’s laughter.
But soon threats take shape. Authorities in Nazi-occupied France demand that she hand over all Jewish refugees and their children. Elisabeth and her staff must risk their lives to keep the maternity home alive.
Sponsored by: Holocaust Survivors & Friends Education Center, the Community Relations Council of Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, and the Judaic Studies program at the University at Albany
Thank you to our generous corporate sponsor Barclay Damon, LLP