Thursday, April 4, 2013

Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald Film Debut ONLY at Digiplex Theaters April 12 - 18

Exclusively at Digiplex Theaters 
April 12 – 18

A Story of Survival

On April 11, 1945, Buchenwald was liberated. Nearly 1,000 boys survived. Sixty-five years later, on April 11, 2010 several of the surviving boys from block 66 returned to Weimer and to Buchenwald.  Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald is their story.

This profoundly moving film provides a powerful look into the harrowing experiences and the lives of the Holocaust survivors from a children’s barrack, Block 66, at the notorious Buchenwald concentration camp. 

The Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany was a Nazi slave labor camp where thousands of Jews were killed, many more were also sent to Auschwitz to die.  A large growing number of teenage European Jewish boys were being transferred to Buchenwald.  

The German Communist-led underground there made a conscious decision to protect them.  The youths did not work and were cared for and protected by the block leaders, Antonin Kalina, a Czech Communist and his deputy, Gustav Schiller, a Polish Jew.  

The leaders strove until the last days of the war to keep the boys from danger...seeing in them the hope for the future.  On April 11, 1945, Buchenwald was liberated. Nearly 1000 boys survived.

Kinderblock survivor Israel-Laszio Lazar at Buchenwald
Sixty-five years later, four of the surviving boys journey to reunite at Buchenwald to tell their story for a commemoration of the liberation of the camp by Allied forces.  The film depicts their survival while incarcerated in a Nazi concentration camp in a riveting story of good triumphing over evil.

This is the story of Naftali-Duro Furst from Czechoslovakia, Pavel Kohn of Prague, Israel-Laszio Lazar of Romania and Alex Moskovic of Czechoslovakia.  Four boys desperate to live....they survived as boys and came back as men to tell their story.

Digiplex Theaters April 12 - 14

 "Q&A" with Buchenwald survivor Alex Moscovic and filmmakers Brad Rothschild and Steven Moscovic on Sunday, April 14 immediately following the film screening.

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