Film Screening and Discussion: CHILDREN WITHOUT A SHADOW

Sunday, April 29, 2012, 2 - 5pm

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Free and open to the public

This touching documentary is a tale of the resilience of all the hidden Jews in Belgium, seen through the eyes of a remarkable man: Professor Shaul Harel, who was hidden at age five in Brussels during World War II.   The film recounts Harel’s return to his birth town with his wife and daughters to see the places where he was hidden and the teacher who saved him.  After the screening on Sunday, April 29 at 2 PM at The Cooper Union - The Rose Auditorium, Professor Harel, a pediatric neurologist, will discuss the developmental aspects of children hidden during the Shoah and trans-generational aspects of their trauma. Harel will be joined by writer/director Bernard Balteau, who will discuss aspects of making the film.  Q & A to follow.    

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This program is made possible through the sponsorship of Delta Airlines.

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.