The Light Of Hope

Wed. Mar 13, 2019 at 12:00pm EDT
All Ages
Price: $15.00
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Price: $15.00
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This is the harrowingly true story of Elisabeth Eidenbenz, awarded the status of Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government in 2002 for her role as founder of the Mothers of Elne, which saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish mothers and children along with other refugees during WWII. In the early 1940's, European refugees, including countless Jewish women and children, sought shelter as they escaped persecution by the Nazis and Franco's regime in Spain. Refugee camps were in horrendous condition, leaving women and children dying from malnutrition or disease. An appalled Elisabeth decides to convert an abandoned mansion in Elne into a maternity home, providing the refugees shelter, thus saving them from certain death. Soon however, Gestapo agents grow suspicious and demand she hand over all Jewish refugees and their children or be imprisoned. Elisabeth, the mothers, and their supporters will do everything in their power to prevent it.

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Hollywood Stadium 11 1993 Main St
Sarasota, FL 34236