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River Edge Cultural Center Co-Sponsors Holocaust Remembrance Film Screening

"Prisoner of her Past" will run May 5 in River Edge.
"Prisoner of her Past" will run May 5 in River Edge. Photo Credit: Facebook

RIVER EDGE, N.J. -- "Prisoner of Her Past," a documentary film examining a Holocaust survivor's secret childhood and the effects it had on her life, will be shown at the River Edge Library on Thursday, May 5.

The screening is co-sponsored by the River Edge Cultural Center, Friends of the River Edge Public Library and the River Dell Hadassah. Viewers will follow the journey of journalist Howard Reich as he travels across the US and Eastern Europe to learn the details of his mother Sonia's hiding from the Nazis in her youth and its potential cause of her onset PTSD 60 years later.

The remembrance will also include an introduction and post film question and answer period led by Dr. Michael Riff, Director of The Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Ramapo College. The presentation is free and open to the public.

The screening starts at 7 p.m.

Click here for more information about the the River Edge Cultural Center , call 201-634-0158) or email

The Library is located at 685 Elm Ave. in River Edge.

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