REFUGE is a one-hour documentary that reaches back more than 75 years to give a voice to the last generation of Central European, Jewish Holocaust survivors and refugees. The film explores the lives of six Chicagoans against the context of the Nazi cataclysm, and the resourceful community that came together to create a singular place those fleeing persecution could call home. Warm, moving and deeply personal, REFUGE interweaves remarkable testimony, archival footage and expert commentary.

WINNER  Award For Excellence BELOIT International  Flm Festival 2013; WINNER  Best in Fest and Best Documentary SYCAMORE  Film Festival 2012; WINNER  Best Emerging Documentary Filmmaker GENEVA  Film Festival 2013  Best Documentary; OFFICIAL SELECTION  LONDON  Crystal Palace International  Film Festival 2012  Best Documentary; OFFICIAL SELECTION  CROATIA  Zagreb Jewish Film Festival 2013

“One of the most interesting and moving films I have seen in recent memory…a remarkable piece of work.”–Rick Kogan, WGN Radio

“A very fascinating film…with heartbreaking history, extremely poignant.”–Tom Williams, Utah Public Radio

“Western European Jews…their legacy will forever live on thanks to this documentary.”–LeeAnn Trotter, NBC News, Chicago

“This warm and evocative film is perfect for teaching the lessons of the Holocaust…I highly recommend it.”–Dr. Miriam Kassenoff, Director, Holocaust Studies, School of Education, University of Miami