Faith April 20, 2006

Holocaust’s heroes star in April 25 film

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host an evening of remembrance and inspiration in honor of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) at 7:30 p.m. Tues., April 25.

The program will include a showing of a film by Academy Award winner Aviva Slesin, “Secret Lives: Hidden Children and Their Rescuers During World War II.” The film has won wide critical acclaim for its powerful inspirational story.

During World War II, tens of thousands of Jewish children were saved from almost certain death by non-Jewish neighbors, friends, and total strangers. These rescuers, men and women of uncommon decency, did everything from bringing Jewish children into their families under false identities to securing hiding places in closets, attics, or hastily-dug bunkers. What happened to these children, their parents, and rescuers is the focus of this documentary.

The film will be screened at the Westlake Village Cinema, 4711 Lakeview Canyon Road (at the corner of Agoura Road),

Westlake Village, where the memorial service led by Rabbi Moshe Bryski will open the program.

Admission is $10 per person. For more information, call (818) 991-0991.