Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 -- Acclaimed author, screenwriter and director, Richard Krevolin, announced today that “Making Light in Terezin”, has just been released in commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The remarkable film and book tell the true story of how, in the darkest days of WWII, Jewish prisoners fought back against the Nazis by singing, dancing and laughing.
The 87-minute long documentary is the culmination of two years of work by Krevolin who, during the summer of 2011, lived in the Terezin ghetto outside of Prague in the Czech Republic where he directed the key scenes in “Making Light in Terezin”.
According to Krevolin, one of the most inspiring moments in “Making Light in Terezin” occured when he interviews Holocaust survivor and cabaret lyricist, Pavel Stransky, age 93. Stransky lived at the Terezin concentration camp during December 1941 through 1943.
Every Wednesday during his time at the camp, Dr. Josef Mengele, an officer and physician known for the selection of victims killed in the gas chambers and for performing human experiments on prisoners, stopped by Stransky’s classroom to make the selection. Stransky never became bitter; instead, he spoke only of forgiveness and love. Interested viewers can get a sneak peak of Stransky’s story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogguOPv5fqo
Instead of focusing on the horrors of the Holocaust, this film, like the Academy Award winning short, “The Lady in Number 6” (which tells of the life of Terezin survivor Alice Herz-Sommer) offers another perspective – it’s a celebration of the creative artistic spirit that was alive in the prisoners of Terezin in 1943 despite the atrocities of war.
The worldwide release will be offered in several formats: hardcopy book, ebook, Video on Demand and DVD release. “Making Light in Terezin” will be featured on iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu, Google Play, YouTube Rental and XBOX. Writer, director and producer, Krevolin is available for interviews.
The trailer for the film can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJSYPKRhIQ