THE LIGHT OF HOPE

La Ilum d'Elna

When there is great suffering, you don’t ask questions. You help…This stirring WWII drama is based on the true story of Red Cross nurse Elisabeth Eidenbenz. Realizing that pregnant female refugees in southwestern France were physically vulnerable, she transformed an old villa into a birth clinic. When Nazi officials demanded that she hand over Jews, she was forced to make a decision that could endanger everyone in the maternity. By the end of the war, Elisabeth and her female staff had saved the lives of nearly 600 infants.

Co-sponsor: Diablo Valley Hadassah. 

Underwritten by Heidi & Norimi Yamaguchi.

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