Film Screening: Kisses to the Children
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 09:00pm - 11:45pm
Film Screening of Kisses to the Children
Wednesday, October 22nd
9:00 pm to 11:45 pm
Van Dyck Hall, Room 211 Lecture Hall
Five Greek-Jewish children who were saved by Christian families during the German
Occupation, five “hidden children” who lived in total silence, tell their stories.
Stories of terror, anguish and confusion but also stories of salvation and carefree childhood into
the arms of strangers. Secret Gardens of Eden, nests of love away from the horror of the
Five children were forced to mature abruptly.
Rosina, Iossif, Eftyhia, Shelly and Marios grew old, carrying the memory of thousands of
children, those who were never given the time to grow up.
The movie follows these persons from childhood to present day, revealing their hidden stories
and invaluable personal documents : diary of a child, photographs and home movies. It also
depicts the life of the Greek Jewish Communities before the War, complemented with rare
images of Occupied Greece from archival material, as well as amateur films by German soldiers
and illegal footage shot by Greek patriots.
Open to: General public
Main Sponsor: University Seminars Program of the Onassis Foundation (USA)
Rutgers University (Modern Greek Studies, AMESALL, Department of History, Center for
Organizers/Contact Information: Stephen Reinert