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Secret Courage: The Story of Walter Suskind: 9/20/2007

The Concord Carlisle Human Rights Council invites you to a free showing of Secret Courage, in celebration of our 30th anniversary


Like other Jews who were forced to work in concert with the Nazis, Walter Suskind was considered a collaborator by many of his Jewish brethren. Suskind, a German Jewish salesman living in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation, was forced to serve as the Jewish head of deportation at the Hollandsche Schouwburg (the Jewish Theater), the main deportation site in Holland. What no one knew, until after his death, was that Suskind used his position to save an estimated 1000 Jewish children from death camps. Suskind—working with a group of Dutch resistance workers—orchestrated an elaborate and risky escape route for Jewish children marked for transport. Secret Courage tells, for the first time, the story of these rescuers, and it resurrects the reputation of a man long considered a traitor. Directed by Carlisle locals Tim & Karen Morse, 2005, 82 min.Showing at the Alcott School Auditorium, Thursday, September 20th, 7:00pm

Donations gratefully accepted

I have seen hundreds of Holocaust films and this is one of the great ones. It triumphs because there is no triumph – the children and their honesty take over the film.” – Larry Langer, Holocaust Historian

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Photos courtesy of The National Center for Jewish Film.

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