Adirondack Center for Writing will host a screening of the film, Return to Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk, from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30. A talk with the film’s co-producer and co-writer, Julie Canepa, will follow.
Admission to the event is $10; RSVP at adirondackcenterforwriting.org/event/film-screening-return-to-auschwitz-with-julie-canepa.
Filmed in 2020, Return to Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk is the story of Czech Holocaust survivor and retired SUNY Plattsburgh professor, Vladimir Munk. The film follows Munk, then 95, as he returns to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp, where he was held prisoner during World War II, to honor thirty of his close relatives, including his parents, who perished there.
Munk passed away earlier this year on Sept. 30 at the age of 98. His obituary can be read here: brownfuneralhomeinc.com/obituary/dr-vladimir-munk.
The film’s co-producer and co-writer, Julie Canepa, is also the author of The Missing Star, based on Vladimir Munk’s story. Published in July 2023, the novel chronicles the lives of Vladimir Munk and his wife, Kitty Löwi – their lives as children growing up under German occupation and their deportation to the Terezin ghetto, where they met and fell in love. To learn more about Canepa, visit her website: smalltowngirlproduction.com.
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