Refuge: Stories Of The Selfhelp Home

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Updated Wed, Sep 12, 2012 3:57 pm
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Jackie Wolf talks with director Ethan Bensinger

On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Jackie Wolf talks with Ethan Bensinger, the director of the new documentary entitled Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home.

Refuge tells the stories of Jewish refuges and Holocaust survivors that came to The Selfhelp Home in Chicago as a place of recovery through community.

Bensinger discusses his film, the history of The Selfhelp Home, and some of the amazing people he encountered during the film making process.

“These were middle or upper class central European Jews that virtually came penniless and had to start afresh in the Chicago area”, says Bensinger.

For more information on Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home, visit storiesofselfhelp-film.com

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