A time when horror reigned

Teen’s documentary on Holocaust survivors earns Scouting award

LINDSAY POLLARD
lpollard@charlotteobserver.com

Halli Sigal wants people to know victims’ names and survivors’ faces from the Holocaust. And she wants people to care.

She recently filmed a DVD of Holocaust survivors in Charlotte. The teen says her generation is one of the last to hear, firsthand, stories of concentration camps, gas chambers and the anguish of families separated and the triumphs of families reunited.

Audiences will meet survivors such as Suly Chenkin, an only child who was separated from her parents for more than two years.

Sigal says her film is relevant, not just for preserving these stories, but because of current African genocide in Darfur and Rwanda.