The River Edge Public Library will screen the award winning Holocaust documentary, "Only A Number," on Wednesday, April 25 at 1:00 p.m. with an in-person introduction and post-screening Q&A by the film's executive producer and director, Steve Besserman. Besserman's documentary is a moving tribute, telling the story of his parents who are survivors of the Holocaust, how they met in a concentration camp about a month before they were liberated by the U.S. Army. Besserman's mother is a Holocaust Survivor with dementia. Over thirty years ago, she documented the horrors she endured at the hands of the Nazis and how she met his father in a concentration camp, separated by barbed wire, physically, and psychologically ravaged by starvation and brutality. And yet, they fell in love, giving each other the strength and will to survive. Steve journeys to the sites of the ghettos, concentration and labor camps as they are today, finding visual remnants of the past in the present.
This Holocaust Remembrance program is co-sponsored by Friends of the River Edge Library, the River Edge Cultural Center, and River Dell Hadassah. River Edge Seniors may call the senior bus for transport to and from the program at 201 599-6287.