"Hearing one person tell their story gave a completely different perspective to what happened, as it wasn't about statistics or about a nation as a whole, but one person who lost his family and home." ~O. Avery (student)

Archive - Jul 2009

Date

July 28th

Review: Defiance, Directed by Edward Zwick

Starring Daniel Craig, Jaime Bell, and Liev Schreiber, Defiance (2009), an addition to the plethora of Holocaust and World War II films recently released, is about the Bielski Otriad, a group of Jewish partisans, survivors of Nazi pogroms in Poland. Based on the true story of four brothers who helped save over 1,200 Jews from the Nazis and their Polish collaborators, Defiance, directed by Edward Zwick, is a worthy film that attempts to portray Jews not as victims but as heroes, fighters, and survivors.

July 27th

"The Leica Freedom Train" Film Being Produced

During the 1930s and 40s, the son of the founder of the Leica camera company, Ernst Leitz II and his daughter smuggled hundreds of Jews out of Germany before the Holocaust by assigning them to their oversea Leitz sales offices in Britain, France, Hong Kong, and the United States.

Five Day Death March Recounted by a Survivor

A July 26, 2009 article from aish.com about a five day death march in which a teenager was forced to march with 6,000 starved, dehydrated and beaten people.