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Jews in the News: Paris to Auschwitz

Jews in the News: Paris to Auschwitz

Philippe Mora has made so many films, from historical to hysterical. The first time I heard of him was with his film “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
in 1975, which he wrote and directed. Produced by Sandy Lieberman and David Puttnam and edited by Jeremy Thomas, it was already his eighth film. His
life story and his family’s life stories are so incredible that they are hard to believe, but you know they are true. Even his great aunt Charlotte
Morawski, one of the few women ever to attend university at the time, wrote a dissertation in 1915 in Breslau, Germany on Nietzsche and his
relationship with a Jewish woman named Rees. This dissertation was recently brought to Philippe by the widow of the director Sam Fuller…(!)

Philippe is one of the most consistently eclectic directors of the ’70s and ‘80s. His work has ranged from the controversial Nazi documentary
Swastika — banned in Israel and Germany for its use of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun’s home movies — to the outlaw biopic “Mad Dog Morgan starring Dennis Hopper, to superhero spoof “The Return of Captain Invincible featuring Alan Arkin.

And now, ‘Three Days in Auschwitz -The Film” is a couple days from finishing the campaign on Indiegogo. He says, “ We are looking great on the
Indiedgogo Flexible Funding option. We are deeply grateful to all who have funded. Those who have not please have a look at this, and if you can, please
kick us up a notch!”
Philippe explains the origin of this film:

“My mother Mirka Mora was scheduled to be transported from Paris to Auschwitz via Pithiviers in 1942. She escaped by
one day. Many in my family did not escape. I’ve spent decades wondering why did this catastrophe happen? There are
still no definitive answers. In the light of all current knowledge this film asks why once more. This current
examination started in Poland in 2010.

The barbaric events in Paris last week underline that violent depravity is still with us. The medieval notions
that fuelled Auschwitz are sadly and dangerously still present. Please be kind enough to continue to support
the completion of this artistic but factual film, by spreading the link amongst contacts you feel may be
sympathetic, and/or interested in the history of racism and bigotry. To those of you who have already
contributed, again my heartfelt thanks. Rest assured the film will be completed.”

To support the film visit HERE

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