From the Holocaust to Hollywood – The Robert Clary Story

In this third production from The Holocaust Education Film Foundation (To Auschwitz and Back, Surviving Birkenau), actor Robert Clary (best known for his role in the television series Hogan’s Heroes) personally tells his “how I got to Hollywood” true story.

What began with a close-knit loving family was followed by the horrors of war, genocide, two years in forced labor camps and three concentration camps, but the result was not only liberation but an ultimate victory over the enemy.

Born in Paris, France (1926) Robert Clary is the youngest of 14 children; raised by adoring parents who supported his artistic desires. At the age of 12 he began a career singing professionally on the radio and he lived a most wonderful life… until 1942 when he was taken by the Nazis, thus beginning an odyssey of horror that would forever haunt him.

Clary was ultimately liberated from Buchenwald on April 11, 1945. He overcame unimaginable obstacles to become a beloved entertainer on television, in the movies and on Broadway, but perhaps he is best known as the iconic Corporal Louis LeBeau on “Hogan’s Heroes.”

With all his success, the tattoo on his arm, number A5714, is a daily reminder of what he lost and, interestingly, what he also gained.

2021 / 49 minutes / 16×9 / English / A film by Ron Small

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I Danced for the Angel of Death

Escape From Sobibor

Imprisoned in a hellish concentration camp, their only hope was to escape. Based on the true story.

This is the story of the mass escape from the German extermination camp at Sobibor, the most successful uprising by Jewish prisoners of German extermination camps (uprisings also took place at Auschwitz-Birkenau and Treblinka).

Following the escape from Treblinka, the Commandant at Sobibor vowed that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers who had been spared from the ovens, knew they were on borrowed time, and that their only hope was to escape.

A 5x Emmy Nominee starring Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula and Rutger Hauer, Escape from Sobibor won a Golden Globe as Best Mini Series or Film Made For TV. In addition, Rutger Hauer won a Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actor and Alan Arkin was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actor.

Based on the factual account of what happened at Sobibor. The British production was directed by Jack Gold (Aces High, The Medusa Touch), and shot in Avala, Yugoslavia (now Serbia). When it originally premiered on CBS ( 10 May 1987) over 31 million Americans watched. The script, by Reginald Rose, was based on Richard Rashke’s 1983 book of the same name, along with a manuscript by Thomas Blatt, “From the Ashes of Sobibor”, and a book by Stanislaw Szmajzner, “Inferno in Sobibor”.

“…ranks right up there with the best of the dramatic Holocaust movies” – cineoutsider.com

“I have seen Schindler’s List and it didn’t touch me anywhere near as deeply as Escape from Sobibor” – Paul Vaughn Thomas, IMDB

Escape from Sobibor carefully balances its frightening yet subtle depiction of the horrors of Nazi Germany’s ‘final solution’ with a rousing study of heroism at its finest, against all odds.

Historic drama / 1987 / 143 minutes / color / English / A film by Jack Gold

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Watch the original 1987 trailer

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