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Holocaust survivor shares story in film with TN students

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A group of Holocaust survivors gathered Tuesday in Nashville to share their experiences.

The Tennessee Holocaust Commission sponsored the program, which tells the story of a French village called Le Chambon that sheltered an estimated 5,000 people during World War II.

Pierre Sauvage showed his film, A Conspiracy of Goodness: The Story of the Villagers of Le Chambon.

Sauvage saw their courage firsthand as a young Jewish teen given refuge in the village.

Sauvage said the film aims to remind us of the past and provide inspiration for the future.

"I think the story of Le Chambon is important. I think the story of rescuers is important, because it is the rescuers who hold us accountable. It is the rescuers who indicate to us what we could do in the circumstances that we're going to be confronted in," Sauvage said.

Sauvage was joined by a panel of other WWII and Holocaust survivors.

The group shared their experiences with an audience of Tennessee students.

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