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Rabbi Ohad is an emotional and important film. The ideas of rabbi from Israel, situation in the Middle East, "syndrome of a victim", are presented on the fond of KL Auschwitz-Birkenau (Oswiecim, Poland), with a strong conjuction with this place.
The Longest Roll Call (First Film - "From The Auschwitz Chronicle")
The story of the first and longest roll call in the Auschwitz camp`s history, which occured on 6/7 July 1940. The second transport to Auschwitz had just arrived. Approximately 1500 people were forced to endure the roll call. The Nazi tortures showed what they were capable of and established the rules that would apply in the camp. The place where this roll call occured, between the fistr and third barracks, appears today exactly as it did in 1940. Images include several drawings illustrating the roll call as well as camp photographs of prisoners whose testimonies we will quote.
The love story of Mala Zimetbaum and Edward Galiński, whose feelings for each other began and blossomed in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration camp in 1943/44, where they met their tragic end. The static images of the film include photographs of the two lovers, photographs of all those who speak about them, a small drawn portrait of Mala and other drawings of the camp as well as a lock of her hair. The moving images of the film include modern snapshots, fragments, details - showing the emotion, the bond between a girl and boy - recorded during the March of the Living in the former Birkenau camp, as the young people proceed along the ramp and later as they disperse among the ruins of the crematoria.
The Orchestra (Second: "From the Auschwitz Chronicle")
The story of the male camp orchestra, which played every day in front of the camp gate at Auschwitz, the gate crowned with the famous banner "Arbeit macht frei". We will hear the melodies that the orchestra played as the prisoners marched off to work. The camera will walk through the gate together with today`s visitors to the Museum. The static images of the film comprise three existing photographs of the orchestra at the gate, two drawings by T.Koscielniak as well as Marian Kolodziej`s remarkable paintings of the orchestra, camp photographs of orchestra members and other prisoners, who talk about the orchestra.
Sonderkommando (Fifth Film from the Auschwitz Chronicle)
The Sonderkommando, a special unit, was a group of prisoners who worked at the crematoria. This work consisted of transporting the corpses from the gas chambers to the crematoria and putting them in the ovens. In th efinal phase of the camp`sexistence, four crematoriawere operating in Birkenau.. A separate comanda worked at each installation. The entire Sonderkommando would periodically by gassed and replaced by new prisoners. Nevertheless, one hundred members of the Sonderkommando managed to survive and some of them give testimony. The film also includes three photographs taken by prisoners at crematorium no. V, drawings by Marian Kolodziej and David Orele, a hand-written account preserved in a bottle, model of the crematorium. Visitors at the ruins of the crematoria.
Idziak in 3D
Cinematographer Slawomir Idziak, 2011 AD. A portrait of the 65-year-old artist who is young at heart and, despite his extensive experience, continues to search for the unknown and be full of doubt. It would not be an exaggeration to say that Idziak has become an icon to the young generation of European filmmakers. We follow him during filming of the stereoscopic film 1920. Battle of Warsaw.