31st January 2013 HIC screening Sobibor

Thurs 31st JAN 2013   £3. West Green Learning Centre (230 and 41 buses ) Film screening.

The next Haringey Independent Cinema film will be on Thursday 31 January and, as ever, doors will open at 7pm and we will start the evening at 7.15pm. Claude Lanzmann’s 2001 documentary about the remarkable uprising at Sobibor, one of the Nazis’ most ‘efficient’ extermination camps, is an amazing – and little told – example of organized revolt against the odds. Focusing on the testimony of one man, Yehuda Lerner, speaking about his experiences some forty years after the facts, Lanzmann reconstitutes the jaw-dropping events of 14 October 1943, when six hundred Jewish inmates of Sobibor attempted to elude the gas chamber which awaited them, by killing their guards and making a break for it over the barbed wire and into the surrounding forest.

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