Vilna Shul is honored to host the premier and raw cut excerpts of Etched in Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross, followed by a Q&A with Director Roger Lyons.
Etched In Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross is a uniquely American story about a Jewish child who survived the horrors of the Holocaust and grew to become a man who left an enduring imprint on the city of Boston…and America. It’s the story of Steve Ross, who spent five horrific years of his childhood in ten concentration camps. He arose from the horror of those years and dedicated his new life to serving his adopted country—and searching for the American soldier who helped free him from “the gates of hell”. Etched In Glass explores Steve Ross’s miraculous survival and his emigration to the United States where he settled in the Boston area. He worked his way through college to earn three degrees, and became an effective advocate for at-risk kids. The film follows his transformation from a timid orphan to a gutsy street worker to a licensed psychologist—who repeatedly saved lives by getting kids off the streets, away from crime and into the classroom. Steve Ross did this by telling his own story in vivid detail. Ross tells his story to inner-city children while wearing the uniform of an imprisoned Jew. He holds a small American flag given to him by the American soldier who helped rescue him from the death camps at the end of World War II.
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