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26TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 3-13, 2018

Saving Auschwitz? Sauver Auschwitz ?

Documentary

Screening Information

Toronto Premiere
May 8 - 3:30PM
Alliance Francaise
May 11 - 1:00PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9

Film Details

Country France
Year 2016
Running Time 60 MIN
Language French
Subtitles English
Director Jonathan Hayoun
Theme WW2

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Description

Could Auschwitz lose its true meaning and risk disappearing altogether? Visited by over two million people each year, Auschwitz-Birkenau is the Nazi extermination camp most closely associated with the Shoah. This revealing documentary traces the camp’s history since its liberation, chronicling various attempts to exploit or rewrite its past. Declared a site of Polish martyrdom when the museum opened there in 1947, the film explores the efforts by the Jewish community to ensure that Auschwitz remains a Jewish memorial. As the number of living survivors decreases, new challenges emerge including desensitization through mass tourism.

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