UKJF: Vitch

Cinema

Directed by Sigal Bujman | 2017 | USA | 78mins | Suggested certificate 15

A daughter tells the story of the controversial choices that her father, a Jewish artist from Poland, made in order to survive the Holocaust.

Eddie Vitch (née Ignace Levkovitch) was a talented caricature and mime artist. In the 1930s US immigration deported him back to Europe where his mime act became a huge success. When Germany invaded France in 1940, he was performing in Paris. The Nazi officers who saw him on stage sent him to perform in Germany by orders of the Propaganda department. 

Throughout the war he performed in front of the Nazi elite and the Gestapo in Germany’s most prestigious theaters. His documents identified him as “Levkovitch,” a recognizably Jewish name. In other words, he was hiding in plain sight, or maybe the Nazis were protecting him?

As Vitch’s mysterious life is revealed, it becomes clear that what happened decades ago still affects his family today. Vitch is a must-see documentary for all lovers of history, family, survival or war stories.

Venue

JW3 Cinema
Add to Calendar 23/08/2018 14:30:00 23/08/2018 14:30:00 UKJF: Vitch Directed by Sigal Bujman | 2017 | USA | 78mins | Suggested certificate 15 A daughter tells the story of the controversial choices that her father, a Jewish artist from Poland, made in order to survive the Holocaust. Eddie Vitch (née Ignace Levkovitch) was a talented caricature and mime artist. In the 1930s US immigration deported him back to Europe where his mime act became a huge success. When Germany invaded France in 1940, he was performing in Paris. The Nazi officers who saw him on stage sent him to perform in Germany by orders of the Propaganda department.  JW3 Cinema DD/MM/YYYY

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