Saturday, February 15, 2014


On November 10th, we presented our film at the Jewish Community Center in Harrisburg, PA. as part of their annual Kristallnacht - "Night of Broken Glass" commemoration.  
 Casie David, one of our two narrators, along with students from the local Jewish community, introduced the program.

 Over 150 people attended the screening of the film.

One of our veteran "stars' Verne Baker talked to attendees about his role in WW II as a liberator.

 Ninety-three year old Yolanda Rosenschein of Hungary told the audience about her experiences during the Holocaust.
 Harold Swidler, who was a child survivor from Hungary, relayed his life during the Holocaust for the first time in a public forum.
 Ellie Chapman and Sylvia Bonebrake, whose stories were featured in the film, were in attendance.
Outside the venue, vintage military vehicles were on display.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Mourning the Loss of William H. Benson

April 22, 1924 - January 11, 2014
 Bill Benson was one of the five WW II veterans featured in our film and book.  We enjoyed his feisty spirit during the interview and filming process.  Viewers of the film frequently comment on his response to the question, "What made the Greatest Generation great?" His story of surviving the sinking of TWO Navy destroyers is a remarkable one.  Bill continued to serve his country and community following the war.  He was a Baltimore Police Office and remained active in the VFW, where he devoted hundreds of hours of service.  We will miss, you Bill.

Sunday, November 10, 2013


On November 6, 2013, fifty students and nine adults traveled to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  After our tour, we had a special presentation by David Bayer, Polish Holocaust survivor.  Prior to our session, Matt Alexander, presented Diane Salzman a check for $1000.00 for the museum's educational outreach.  This is the second $1000 check presented to the museum since our premiere of The Glorious & The Brave.

 Students with David Bayer

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

November 10th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
Jewish Community Center
 3301 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 
A special screening of  The Glorious and the Brave.  

The film will be shown as part of the Kristallnacht  Anniversary Commemoration.  Several of the veterans featured in the film and two Jewish women who were children during the WWII and Holocaust years will be special guests.  A Q  & A and a time to meet and greet these special individuals will follow the film.  The DVD and companion book will be available for purchase.  Hope you can attend!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Glorious Evening!

Tonight we showed The Glorious & The Brave at the Fellowship Hall of the Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring in Chambersburg, PA.  WW II veteran and one of the "stars" of our film attends this church. Carly Jenkins, a Greencastle-Antrim High School student was happy to help escort our veterans and survivors tonight.
 Over 120 people watched the stories unfold . . .

 Following the film, people lined up to talk with Paul Kriner and Verne Baker, two of our veterans and Ellie Chapman and Sylvia Bonebrake, our child survivors.

Aubree Poole, one of the student writers for the companion book,  introduced the film and introduced our veterans and survivors in her closing remarks.  
Over $1000.00 was collected in DVD and book sales and a free will offering.  This money will be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project and The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in D.C. 

Monday, March 11, 2013


Mark your calendars !  On Saturday evening, April 20th, at 7:00 pm, we will show the film, The Glorious and The Brave in Fellowship Hall at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church in Chambersburg, PA.  Featured in the film are members of the Greatest Generation:  WW II veterans Verne Baker, Richard Gingrich, William Benson, Paul Kriner, and Richard Hamsher and Holocaust survivors Ellie Chapman and Sylvia Bonebrake.  Most of the film's "stars" will be in attendance for a "meet and greet" following the film.  There is no charge to attend.  DVDs and books will be available for purchase and our "stars" will autograph them for you!  Proceeds from the sales and a free will offering will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

$1000.00 to Museum!

Today fifty-six students and ten adult chaperones traveled to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to present our DVD, book, and Educator's Guide to the museum.  Aubree Poole, one of the writers in the book, gave an overview of our project and then presented the materials to Diane Saltzman, Director, Initiative on Holocaust Denial and Antisemitism.
 Josh Butcher, one of the narrators of the film,  proudly gave Ms. Saltzman the check for $1000.00, which was raised from the sale of the DVD and book.
 Following the presentation, students were treated to Nesse Godin, Holocaust survivor and volunteer at the museum. She shared her story of survival and why she has made it part of her life's mission to educate others about the Holocaust.  Her story can be found on the museum's website at
 It was a beautiful day in Washington, DC.  This is our group outside of the museum.
 We were excited to have Sylvia Bonebrake, one of the survivors featured in The Glorious and the Brave, accompany us to the museum.   She is pictured here with Nesse Godin.
 Verne Baker, liberator at Dachau and one of our five veterans showcased in the film, along with Sylvia Bonebrake, talk with a museum representative who asked to have copies of their memoirs to add to the museum archives of personal testimony.

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