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The Auschwitz Report

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The Auschwitz Report

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Alfred Wetzler and Walter Rosenberg, two young Slovak Jews, risk everything to expose the horrors of Poland’s most notorious concentration camp, Auschwitz, where they were sent in 1942. After two harrowing years, the two smuggle out a meticulous record of systematic genocide—the first detailed account of Nazi atrocities—which they hope will save lives. Initially met with shocked disbelief by the Allies, the fugitives agonizingly realize that even the truth may not be enough—but their information, which became known as the Vrba-Wetzler Report, ultimately helped save more than 120,000 Hungarian Jews from being sent to Auschwitz. Based on an extraordinary true story, this devastating tale of courage and resistance was Slovakia’s official Oscar submission for Best International Feature Film.

Tickets: $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers)

“Bebjak has managed to make a film that relates this chapter of history in a new way, employing inventive cinematic techniques to present the material.”
Leslie Felperin, The Guardian
“Where it truly excels is in recreating the everyday brutality of camp life for the inmates. There are no recognizable Arbeit macht frei gates here; just the ramshackle barracks where the detainees are confined when they’re not being worked to death."
Adrian Hennigan, Haaretz

This film is part of the Jewish Film Festival 2021 series.

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