Monday, April 8, 2013

A Survivor's Tale

In honor of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, here is one survivor's tale, TELLING JOKES IN AUSCHWITZ

This short documentary, produced and directed by Sandi Bachom and Mikal Reich, is a winner of the  Current TV/IFP Festival, My Hero Film Festival. The description reads:

In 1944, Werner Reich was in the Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau and under the supervision of the infamous Josef Mengele, a.k.a. "The Angel of Death." Werner was one of the "Birkenau Boys,"a group of 96 kids arbitrarily singled out by Mengele to be kept alive as slave laborers. They were spared it seems, because of a bad joke.

In the midst of darkness, we affirm light. 
In the midst of devastation, we affirm life. 
In the midst of ignorance, we affirm memory.

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