Peter Bergson

Film Recalls Controversy Over U.S. Jews’ Inaction During WWII

12/09/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

Pierre Sauvage has focused as a filmmaker on Jewish subjects.  He owes his life to the good people of Le Chambon, France, who saved him as a child, along with many others, during the Holocaust.  His 1989 film, Weapons of the Spirit, documents their story. 

Bergson’s Boy

From a nondescript stationery shop on West 15th Street, Eli Matz keeps a lone flame burning for the ideas Peter Bergson championed in Israel after the war.

03/29/2011
Special to the Jewish Week

The world needs heroes. And so, sometimes, do the heroes themselves.

Dashing and deadly earnest, Peter Bergson fought, as few others dared, for the lives of endangered European Jews at the height of World War II.

Eli Matz boosts the memory of Peter Bergson.
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