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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald Film Debut ONLY at Digiplex Theaters April 12 - 18
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
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 Moskovicof Czechoslovakia.
Four boys desperate to live....they survived as boys and came back as men
to tell their story.