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Screenings are held nationally by local community groups interested in learning about the Holocaust, witnessing testimony from survivors of trauma, and building relationships across generations.
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Scenes from the film
A scene from the film in which Aron shares a glimpse into his past.
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Aron Tambor had a blissful childhood shattered by war. He tells the story in episodic sections to the high schoolers as they listen with kindness, interest, and deep empathy.
Helga was one of 7 survivors who took part in the Witness Theater program at The Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York City. This program was convened by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan with students from both Heschel and the Trinity School. Over the course of nine months, she took the high school students through her experience of World War II. Her pensive manner of speaking drew students close, ultimately resulting in intergenerational, lifelong friendships being formed.
Helga is soft spoken and initially extremely hesitant. As time passes in Witness Theater, she forms a bond with Sophie, a 17 year old student, and together they explore what Helga’s life could have been, if it had been untouched by war. In this observational documentary, we watch as she remembers childhood abuses, her brother’s death, her father’s disappointments, and the comfort she finds in gratitude.