Samuel

The film presents the extraordinary life of Samuel Willenberg, a sculptor and painter, prisoner of Treblinka, participant of the Warsaw Uprising, recipient of the Virtuti Militari Medal and the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. He tells the story of his eventful life, starting from childhood in his home town of Czestochowa, through the war years when he took part in the revolt of prisoners in the Treblinka death camp, from which he escaped, until his life today in Tel Aviv. Read more below.

The film presents the extraordinary life of Samuel Willenberg, a sculptor and painter, prisoner of Treblinka, participant of the Warsaw Uprising, recipient of the Virtuti Militari Medal and the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. He tells the story of his eventful life, starting from childhood in his home town of Czestochowa, through the war years when he took part in the revolt of prisoners in the Treblinka death camp, from which he escaped, until his life today in Tel Aviv.

Samuel Willenberg is the sole survivor of the most astonishing escape of the Nazi death camps. 1,000 tried to flee Treblinka in August 1943. He was one of just 67 to survive, and the only one left alive. Samuel Willenberg is the subject and leading character of another LOGTV’s documentary titled: The Last Witness

Duration: 1 hr 15 mins
English

Directed by:
Jan Kidawa – Blonski

Screenplay:
Tomasz Taraszkiewicz

Cinematography:
Lukasz Gutt

Producer:
Jacek Kulczycki, OTO FILM

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