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Transcending Divisions: The Mühldorf Train of Death Film Viewing & Discussion
January 14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:15 pm
In the last days of World War II, on 25 April 1945, the Nazis committed one of their last atrocities. A train with over 3,600 prisoners in 60 to 80 wagons departed from the concentration camp at Mühldorf, conveying mainly Hungarian Jews southwards to Tyrol. Declared goal of the Nazis: none of the prisoners should survive the end of the war. Laszlo “Leslie” Schwartz was 14 years old at the time and probably the youngest prisoner on this train of death. In the film, six teenagers accompany Leslie as they retrace the journey of the train of death, supplementing the emotional memories of Leslie Schwartz with their own archival research and encountering “forgotten resistance” in their conversations with German contemporary witnesses.
Sponsored by Center for World War II and Conflict Resolution and Global Citizenship Project.