"Remembering is for all of the wounded who want to understand the power of good/evil and want to create goodness in the world."

-Bernard Offen

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Love, Light and Courage

Is the story of Bernard Offen who, at the age of ten, endured the Krakow Ghetto and the Nazi concentration camps of Plaszow, Julag, Mauthausen, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Dachau-Kaufering.

Out of over 50 in his family, only he and his two older brothers survived. 

In what Bernard would call his “process of healing”, he returned to Poland in 1981 to confront his demons. Not long after, he would begin his life’s mission of advocacy by spending summers in Krakow remembering, educating and inspiring others.

Through his story, we bear witness to the unimaginable and are moved to face the ultimate question: How could this happen and what then must we do?

Bernard is of the last generation to experience the Holocaust.

 
 

The only way for evil to be triumphant is for good people to do nothing about it.

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Of Angels and Action

A compelling look at the connected fabric of humankind and the audacity of resilience, Love, Light and Courage is film about memory, bravery and the transformational power of right action. 

Bernard’s stories of the “angels” who had the audacity and courage to risk their own lives and do the right thing in the face of the Holocaust is a testament that we can retain our humanity despite overwhelming odds, and that against darkness, the light of the human soul remains our best weapon.

You can view a trailer for Love Light and Courage here on this website  

 
 

We need your help.

 
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Be a funder

To cover the additional costs of finishing the film -- sound design and mixing, music licensing, archival photos and footage, and maintenance of this website -- we've begun a crowd funding campaign through GoFundMe. 

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Your donation of any amount or kind is greatly appreciated. 

Thank you!