Film, Discussion Focuses on 5 Auschwitz Prisoners

By: From 13 News
By: From 13 News

ABILENE -- The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum will show "The Grey Zone," next Tuesday evening, November 9th at 7:00 in the Visitors Center Auditorium. The film showing is free and open to the public.

This fifth film in the 'Righteous Cause' film series, is based on the book Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account written by Dr. Miklos Nyiszli, a Hungarian Jewish doctor chosen as head pathologist at Auschwitz. It tells the story the Jewish Sonderkommando uprising in October 1944.

The term sonderkommando in German means "special unit" and was often used by the Nazis when referring to aspects of the Final Solution. This special unit of death camp prisoners worked in the crematoria and were forced to assist the camp guards in shepherding their victims to the gas chambers and then disposing of their bodies in the ovens.

(The film is rated R for strong holocaust violence, nudity and language. The Grey Zone was released in 2001 and stars David Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Mira Sorvino and Steve Buscemi.)

The film series is in conjunction with the Holocaust related exhibit "Eisenhower and the Righteous Cause: The Liberation of Europe." This exhibit will be remain on display in the temporary gallery of the Museum until December 31st.

RSVPs are appreciated and can be made on Facebook or by calling (785) 263-6700. For more information on the exhibit or film series, visit the web site at www.eisenhower.archives.gov or become a fan on Facebook.

The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, a nonpartisan federal institution, is part of the Presidential Libraries network operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. We preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire.


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