Children Without a Shadow

The remarkable Holocaust story of the Jews of Belgium is told through the life of a remarkable man, professor Shaul Harel, who survived at 4 years old through the kindness of Jews and Christians alike.


Synopsis

Children Without Shadow is a film focused on life. It tells the story of Professor Shaul Harel, alias Charlie Hilsberg, hidden at the age of four at the end of 1942 and today a prominent pediatric neurologist in Tel Aviv. How did he survive during the Holocaust? How did he learn to smile again after the war? How did he rebuild himself? A story of resilience, echoing that of thousands of others. A story that he tells, finally, to his own children, grandchildren and to us spectators.

Festivals, Screenings, & Awards

Special Screening at The Cooper Union (College)

Year
2009

Production Country
2009

Production Company
2009

Distribution
RTBF (Télévision Belge)

Subject Region
Germany, Israel

Runtime
66 minutes

Director
Bernard Balteau

Executive Producers
Jean-Pierre Dardenne ProducerLuc Dardenne

Language
French, Hebrew