Olivia Colden (Celia Langer)Ava Laroche (Corinna Senders)Kathryn Lowell (Miriam Fisher)Jessie Rosenthal (Rachel Langer)Anna Smulowitz (Frau Haupst)Andrew Valianti (Aaron Shapiro)Ava Valianti (Leah Poutreau)
Kathryn Lowell, Andrew Valianti
Children of the Holocaust depicts two days in a cell at Terezin or Theresienstadt, a concentration camp outside of Prague that imprisoned many European Jews, including over 15,000 children. The film is the story of six of these children, and chronicles the last two days of their lives at the Terezin concentration camp before being deported to Auschwitz. The drama takes place during the International Red Cross inspection of the Terezin camp on June 23, 1944. Each of the six characters, all children, represent one million of the six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust. While the story suggests the grim reality of what lies ahead, it is also a portrait of the hope that children naturally possess, and how these particular children achieved a triumph of spirit through their personal relationships and their artwork. The film is an impassioned work remembering the more than one million children who became victims of the Nazis.