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The Auschwitz Report

Dir. Peter Bebjak | 94 min
Narrative Slovakia 2020
GermanPolishCzechSlovak with English Subtitles

Slovakia’s official entry to the 2021 Academy Awards

This is the true story of Freddy and Walter – two young Slovak Jews, who were deported to Auschwitz in 1942.

On 10 April 1944, after meticulous planning and with the help and the resilience of their inmates, they manage to escape. While the inmates, they had left behind, courageously stand their ground against the Nazi officers, the two men are driven on by the hope that their evidence could save lives. Emaciated and hurt, they make their way through the mountains back to Slovakia. With the help of chance encounters, they finally manage to cross the border and meet the resistance and The Red Cross. They compile a detailed report about the systematic genocide at the camp. However, with Nazi propaganda and international liaisons still in place, their account seems to be too harrowing to believe.

In partnership with The Embassy of the Slovak Republic and 3GDC

Schedule

Thursday, September 97:30 PM Cafritz Hall

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Genres and Topics

Genre

Drama

Topic

WWII/Holocaust

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