Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Pierre Sauvage to visit Syracuse University, Nov. 13-14
The Syracuse University Regional Holocaust and Genocide Initiative will host a series of events featuring Pierre Sauvage on Sunday and Monday, Nov. 13 and 14. Sauvage survived the Holocaust as a child; his parents are also Holocaust survivors. He is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, and president of the Chambon Foundation, which he founded in 1982. Sauvage’s presentation is co-sponsored by the Judaic Studies Department and the Syracuse University School of Education.
On Sunday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m., there will be a screening of Sauvage’s award-winning documentary film “NOT IDLY BY—Peter Bergson, America and the Holocaust.” The film will be followed by a panel discussion titled “Did America Fight the Holocaust?” featuring Sauvage and Henry Feingold, who is one of America’s distinguished scholars on the topic of the American Holocaust witness role and the reaction of American Jewry to the Holocaust. This event will take place in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3, and is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the Waverly lot on South Crouse Avenue.
On Monday, Nov. 14, Sauvage will lead a workshop titled “Le Chambon: The Rescue of Jews in France.” He will feature his story of the conspiracy of goodness of Le Chambon, the mountain community in France that defied the Nazis and took in and saved 5,000 Jews, including Sauvage and his parents. This will take place at Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life at Syracuse University, from 4-7 p.m. Continuing Education Credits (CUE’s) will be available for teachers who attend. This event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the University Avenue Garage.
For more information, visit http://teachingtheHolocaust.org or call the School of Education at (315)443-4696.