Say I Love You: The Story of Betty Cohen

Los Angeles students in the Voices of History: Documentary Filmmaking Workshop 2018 brought to the screen the personal testimony of Holocaust Survivor Betty Cohen and her experiences before, during, and after the Holocaust. The students decided to name the film "Say I Love You" when Betty urged her group, "Don't forget to say good-bye to your loved ones, where ever you go. I know I was young one time! I walked out of the house sometimes mad at my mom, you know, but you don't forget to say good-bye [...] So that is my saying all the time. 'Say good-bye to all your loved ones whenever you can' and tell them you love them because it never hurts to say 'I love you.'"


In Voices of History: Documentary Filmmaking Workshops at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, students in 7th-12th grade work with mentor filmmakers (teaching artists) to create video testimonies and short documentary films based on the life stories of local Holocaust survivors.

Students do not need to have prior filmmaking knowledge or background, just an interest and motivation in learning from the last generation of Holocaust survivors in our community.

DATES: July 29 - August 16, 2019 Monday-Friday, 10 am - 3 pm

LOCATION: Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust 

TUITION: $700 (tuition assistance available)

For more information, please contact Lisa Weissman at or (323) 651-3716.


Click here to read a news article about our Summer 2017 Documentary Film Workshop.

View films created in past workshops below:

Many Angels: The Survival of Dorothy Greenstein (2018)

Say I Love You: The Story of Betty Cohen (2018)

Silver Birds: The Story of Eva Trenk (2017)

Jacob Eisenbach: Surviving Darkness (2017)

What I Need to Be: The Story of Erika Fabian (2017)