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In the Shadow of Memory


52 minutes
Source: New Day Films

In 1942, Nazi Germany destroyed the innocent Czech village, Lidice, to avenge the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, a mastermind of Nazi genocide. All 192 men of the Catholic town were murdered and the women and children sent to Ravensbruck Concentration Camp, where 82 children were gassed. The film follows Jerri Zbiral, daughter of a survivor, to the 50th anniversary of the massacre where she speaks with survivors, their children, and others about how Lidice affected their lives.

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