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July 29th, 2009

The Anne Frank Theater Project Launched

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.