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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: DVD
  • SKU: DS02377
  • UPC: 818506023771
  • Street Date: 08/14/18
  • PreBook Date: 07/10/18
  • Label: Dreamscape Media »
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run Time: 47 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2017
  • Director: Ron Small
  • Producers: Ron Small
  • Actors: Joe Engel
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: WORLD
  • Language: English


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To Auschwitz And Back

A story of faith, renewal, inner-strength, and redemption

To Auschwitz And Back
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"Born in Zakroczym, Poland in 1927, Holocaust Survivor Joe Engel was taken by the Nazis at 14 and never saw his parents again. Now 90 years old, Joe is the embodiment of living history and spends his retirement years ensuring the Holocaust is never forgotten. With the assistance of "The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's film and photographic archives", filmmaker Ron Small has successfully weaved Joe Engel's incredible storytelling into a riveting visual presentation that is both historic and contemporary. From the overwhelming despair of the Warsaw Ghetto, to the shroud of unceasing death and suffering that was Birkenau and Auschwitz, to his escape from a Death Train at 17 and his covert work as a freedom fighter, Joe personally takes us on his vivid journey to hell and back. This is a story of faith, renewal and redemption. Joe Engel, with an unwavering will to live, overcame unimaginable horrors to become a treasured citizen, community leader, teacher and philanthropist. "


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To Auschwitz and Back would fit neatly alongside Schindler's List or Shoah on any shelf reserved for films on the subject. With the assistance of the Holocaust Memorial Museum's film and photographic archives, Small has created a 47-minute film that weaves oral history with archival material in the service of a documentary that is as painfully graphic as any I've seen. Still, it's Engel's spirit that triumphs over evil here. I won't be surprised if someone in Hollywood attempts to expand To Auschwitz and Back into something a bit more theatrical. It couldn't possibly be more dramatic.

     —Movie City News

Even when talking about what he did in the resistance, Joe held my attention as if holding my chin with his own hands and looking into my eyes.

     —Movie Maven

Joe Engel is living history and today he is a treasured citizen, community leader and philanthropist. To say any more about what we see in the film would ruin the viewing experience so I am telling you to find out where you can see it.

     —Amos Lassen, Judaica

a most irreplaceable record of this man's passage through a literal Hell and his miraculous survival to tell the tale. The presentation is admirably low-key and subtle, eliciting a sudden surge of emotion at the end.

     —HK and Cult Film News


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