In conjunction with HMH’s Hélène Berr: A Stolen Life exhibit, this film will give you further insight into the life of Hélène Berr, a brilliant, young Jewish student of literature at the Sorbonne University, who lived in Paris during the Nazi occupation. She kept a diary from 1942 till 1944, wherein she described the mounting horrors of the persecution of the Jews. She was arrested in 1944 with her parents and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. She died in Bergen-Belsen, a few days before liberation. Her secret diary was kept in the family and finally published in 2008. Utilizing previously unseen footage shot in occupied Paris, official archival images and family photographs including remarkable home-movies, French director Jérôme Prieur offers a highly original and captivating adaptation of Hélène Berr’s journal. Free admission. Limited seating, registration required. Visit www.hmh.org/registerevent.aspx to RSVP online. Private Members Only reception at 6:30 p.m. in the classroom.
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