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To: lee martell
This was a documentary of Kurt Gerron, who was a famous actor in Germany before the Nazis took over.

He fled to Holland, but eventually wound up in Theresienstadt, where the Nazis forced him to direct a movie about how "wonderful" life was there. Once filming was finished, he was sent to Auschwitz and gassed.


8 posted on 01/06/2014 12:32:54 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

This past year I lost a friend, Johann ‘John’ Bos. He was 88 and the sole survivor of his family and his wife, Julia, had survived internment at Theresienstadt.

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/03/22/5283557/obituary-johannes-bos-holocaust.html

John had an outstanding sense of dark humor and treated me to some of the funniest Holocaust humor. Coming from anyone else it would seem insensitive but coming from him you could see it was cathartic and I would not have denied it to him.


24 posted on 01/06/2014 2:17:59 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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