The next film in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series is As A Young Girl of Thirteen: Simone Lagrande Remembers Auschwitz, screening at 1 pm on December 28, 2014. The screening will take place in the Holocaust Museum’s theatre at Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. In this inspiring documentary, survivor Simone Lagrange recounts her life before the war, her deportation to Auschwitz –Birkenau, and her role in bringing Nazi war criminal, Klaus Barbie, to justice. Extended conversation, interspersed with archival images and footage of Ms. Lagrange from Barbie’s trial, reveal a strong determined woman who refuses to let her spirit be broken. This film, by Elizabeth Coronel, Florence Gaillard and Arnaud de Mezamat, will be screened in French with English subtitles and has a running time of 88 minutes.
Introductory remarks and a post-screening discussion will be facilitated by Pier Marton, the “unlearning specialist” at the School of No Media. Besides Yad Vashem, he has lectured with his work at, the Museum of Modern Art, the Carnegie Museum and the Walker Art Center. He has also taught at several major universities. Marton’s father, photographer Ervin Marton, was in the French Resistance. Films in this Sunday series are free and open to the public. For further information, call 314-442-3714 or email DReich@JFedSTL.org.