for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Freddie Knoller’s war

tomorrow evening (thursday 22nd), 9.30-10.30pm, on bbc 2
surviving the holocaust – freddie knoller’s war (directed and produced by simon winchcombe) (part of holocaust memorial season)

“In a disarmingly frank interview, Holocaust survivor Freddie Knoller (now in his 90s) tells his personal story of being a young Jewish man during World War II.
Speaking directly to camera and accompanied by extensive archive footage, he relives his past and draws on intense memories to navigate the extraordinary adventure of his early life. Freddie’s story is a dramatic – and often surprisingly funny – real-life account.
It takes us from his family life in 1930s Vienna through the German occupation of Austria and his flight to Belgium. Then on to Nazi-occupied Paris, where Freddie lived and worked in red-light Pigalle, entertaining German officers and socialising with dancing girls, before an interrogation by the Gestapo meant he had to move on again. After a brief spell in the Resistance, the war eventually caught up with him and his life in Auschwitz began.”

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b050cvdd)

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Comments on: "Freddie Knoller’s war" (1)

  1. Freddie Knoller what a ‘great guy’ right enough. Humbling to say the least. Your proud we’re proud.

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