Opens Wednesday, November 2
The true story of Paris’ notorious Vel d’Hiv Round Up in July 1942 as told through the eyes of 11 year old Joseph Weismann who lived through it. “Jo” and his family were among 13,000 Jews (including 4000 children) arrested by French police and forced into the Velodrome d’Hiver, Paris’ indoor bicycle racing arena, who endured stifling heat and no food, water or bathroom facilities. After agonizing days and nights they were sent to French transit camps – all part of the Nazis’ plan for their eventual deportation to concentration camps in the East. Praised by the French government and one of France’s highest grossing films as they come to terms with their country’s complicity in the Holocaust.
Starring Melanie Laurent (Beginners) and Jean Reno.
In cooperation with the Jewish Federation of Tulsa
Dr. Marcel Binstock will speak about his experiences as a child in France during the war on Wednesday, November 2 following the 7:00 PM screening.