velanovi.jpg

Newsflash

CONTACT for Czechevents


Please, use only our e-mail address 
Paypal address is
czechevents.novotny@gmail.com 

 

Home Events Details - Czech Film & Book: Contrafeiters
Banner

Current & Upcoming Events

Event 

Title:
Czech Film & Book: Contrafeiters
When:
09.30.2009 - 09.30.2009 07.30 h
Where:
Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, D.C. - Washington
Category:
Film

Description

 

September 30, 7:30 pm

 

Film Screening and Book Presentation: The Counterfeiters

 

The Embassy of the Czech Republic will screen The Counterfeiters and introduce Mr. Adolf Burger's memoir The Devil's Workshop: A Memoir of the Nazi Counterfeiting Operation, the true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set-up by the Nazis in 1936.

At the request of resistance members during WW II, Mr. Burger began to print false baptismal certificates for Jews scheduled for deportation. After his activity was discovered, he was arrested and sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. After eighteen months there, he was selected for Operation Bernhard.

Counterfeiters | Die Fälscher
The film The Counterfeiters, based largely on Burger's memoirs, won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In the film, Jewish master forger Salomon Sorowitsch (Karl Markovics) must choose between abetting the Nazis and saving his own skin in this taut drama based on actual events during World War II. Assembled at a death camp, a group of printers, artists and chiselers is tasked with counterfeiting currencies to weaken Allied economies. But will Sorowitsch's conscience begin to gnaw at him as the war draws to a close? (2007, 98 min., in German with English subtitles, DIR: Stefan Ruzowitzky)

For more information on the film, visit: http://www.sonyclassics.com/thecounterfeiters/main.html.


To be announced. Admission is free.

Venue

Venue:
Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, D.C.   -   Website
Street:
3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW
ZIP:
20008
City:
Washington
State:
D.C.
Country:
Country: us

Help us to keep informing you
about the Czech & Slovak events
and activities in North America


<<  January 2018  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
    
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner