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“11 MILLION KILLED – DO YOU FEEL THAT NUMBER?” DESCENDANTS OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS STRESS IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION

January 27, 2021

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, members of Champaign-Urbana’s Jewish community urged people to never forget what happened, so “never again” can be a reality.

Hillel at the University of Illinois hosted a virtual program during which three local community members shared their families’ stories of survival during the Holocaust.

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14 YEAR OLD KEEPS MEMORY OF HOLOCAUST ALIVE THROUGH FILMMAKING

January 24, 2020

Champaign, Ill. (WCIA)
ciLiving Storyteller, Erin Valle, catches up with 8th grade filmmaker, Max Libman, to discuss his short film and documentary.
Both films– which are centered around his Great Grandmother’s Holocaust experience– were shown this week at Countryside School.

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January 15, 2020

Okay, so Smile Politely doesn't typically do much coverage of middle school projects. But, this one seems a bit different. Max Libman, an eighth-grader at Countryside School, has put together an evening presentation open to the community titled The Holocaust: Remembering the Past as We Stand Together for a Brighter Future. The program is Wednesday, January 22nd from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at Countryside.

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12-YEAR-OLD'S HOLOCAUST-THEMED FILM AMONG THIS YEAR'S PENS TO LENS SHORTS

August 10, 2018

CHAMPAIGN — Three generations will be in the audience to view a film based on a family member's life in an intense Pens To Lens picture.

The Champaign-Urbana Film Society, Champaign Movie Makers and Champaign-Urbana Design Organization present the program for East Central Illinois K-12 students. Children write original screenplays made into short films by local filmmakers.

The gala showings are at 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday at the Virginia Theatre.

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