Film: The Sobibor Tapes
Monday 3 May, 20:00 – 22:00
Directed by Piet de Blaauw
Q&A with: Piet de Blaauw
Forty years after WW II, Jules Schelvis, a survivor of the Sobibor death camp, interviews twelve men and women who were involved in the uprising in Sobibor.
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This eighteen-hour historic archive forms the basis of the documentary ‘The Sobibor Tapes’. The footage is the only existing evidence of the uprising in the Sobibor death camp. They’re heart-rending testimonies by survivors about the inhumane events that happened behind the camp’s barbed wires. It shows witnesses who, during the interviews, relive their experiences of the camp where murder and destruction was ‘normal’. ‘The Sobibor Tapes – the forgotten interviews of Jules Schelvis’ is a minute by minute account of how the Jewish uprising in Sobibor took place.
The word "Holocaust" means the systematic murder of six million Jews during World War II by Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime. A large number of the victims died in death camps such as Auschwitz, Sobibor and Treblinka.
After the online screening: live interview with director Piet de Blaauw
After the screening, we will be joined online by director Piet de Blaauw via livestream. He discovered the tapes 12 years ago and finally brought to life Jules Schelvis’ dream by compiling the footage Schelvis shot into a documentary that tells the story of the Sobibor uprising. You can ask Piet de Blaauw your questions through the chat and we’ll address them live.
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