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19th Annual NJJFF: Footsteps of My Father (College of Saint Elizabeth)April 1 @ 7:30 pm

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April 1 @ 7:30 pm

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College of Saint Elizabeth
2 Convent Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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19th Annual NJJFF: Footsteps of My Father (College of Saint Elizabeth)

Made by the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, this film recounts the courageous acts of Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, who was captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge. As the highest-ranking officer in the Stalag IXA POW camp, Edmonds was ordered to identify the Jewish soldiers in order to separate them from the other prisoners. Edmonds refused, responding, “We are all Jews here,” thereby saving the lives of the 200 Jewish soldiers among them. The film, told through the lens of his son, Pastor Chris Edmonds, is narrated by Ted Koppel.

Award of Excellence Special Mention by The Best Shorts Film Competition 2018
2nd Place Documentary Short Film Award, KNOX Film Festival 2018
Submitted for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary Short Subject category, 2019
Best Shorts Competition 2018 Humanitarian Awards

Post-screening discussion with Pastor Chris Edmonds, son of Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds and Stanlee Stahl, Executive VP,  The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous

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Run time: 38 min
Genre – Documentary
Director – Paul Allman
Year – 2018
Country – Belgium, Germany, USA
Language – English
Topics – History, WWII, Family, Holocaust

 

Community Partner: College of Saint Elizabeth Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education