THE parents of documentary filmmaker Pierre Sauvage, the speaker at the tenth annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture, 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, were among the 5,000 Jews saved by villagers in the area of LeChambon, France during WW II. Sauvage was born there. His personal experiences have naturally piqued his interest in the Holocaust and, in particular, the subject of rescuers.
Following the success of his award-winning film, “Weapons of the Spirit,” which Sauvage showed at the 2004 Marcus Lecture, Sauvage founded the LeChambon Foundation.
His next film was about Peter Bergson, one of the few peoplewho spoke out in the US about what was happening in Europe in the 1940s.