BBC News – 2 October 2016 – now with online video (click image above)
How a young boy escaped Auschwitz horror
A new opera tells the story of how 11-year-old Simon Gronowski escaped incarceration in Auschwitz in 1943, after being pushed from the train transporting the family to the camp by his mother.
Source of this BBC film poster image – of Simon’s mother Chana (Kaplan) Gronowski, and his sister Ita – is our doco Transport XX to Auschwitz – available online via Richard Bloom’s youtube channel.
More info on this film is posted at this site in this post : Documentary film “Transport XX to Auschwitz”
1) The 2016 film of the premiere play “Celui Qui M’A Rendu Mon Âme” – the French-spoken adaptation of the play “Who returned my soul… “ originally by Kelly D. Brock – that retells the stories of 10 holocaust survivors – now by students of the Saint-Sépulcre school in Liege , Belgium (Philippe Renette – Centre Scolaire S2J.eu / Michel van der Burg – michelvanderburg.com). Online available and documented via this post CELUI QUI M’A RENDU MON ÂME.
2) The 2012 documentary “Transport XX to Auschwitz” – a film by Karen Lynne & Richard Bloom and Michel van der Burg. The attack on this 20th deportation train in Belgium – by three young men – the rescue, and the many escapes and escape attemps are documented in this film by the first-hand accounts of one of the attackers, people that jumped from the train and survivors who returned from Auschwitz. The film is online available and fully documented via this post Documentary film “Transport XX to Auschwitz”.
Béguinage Refugees Into The Wild ~ Posters in the Brussels streets of Afghan refugees living in the Brussels Béguinage church in 2014. Portraits by Chiara Ravano (Antwerp) for the Inside Out project “Justice for afghan refugees in Belgium” (Olivier Bonny, Salon Mommen) in the front of the Salon Mommen, Saint-Josse/ Sint-Joost , Brussels , Belgium.
① memo 20160620 ~ Film : Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com
#WithRefugees – World Refugee Day
The Crescendo choir (conductor : Urbain Van Asch) sings Bella Ciao during today’s Transport XX commemoration in Boortmeerbeek , Belgium
① memo 20160417 ~ Film : Michel van der Burg – michelvanderburg.com | 1-memo.com
① memo 20160527 ~ Hava Nagila – INEJNEM
“Hava Nagila” played May 26th, 2012 by the klezmer music band “INEJNEM” – inejnem.pl – in front of Restaurant Ester on Szeroka street in the heart of Kazimierz – the old Jewish district of Kraków , Poland.
Iryna Stefaniuk is singing, with Myroslav Bandrivskyy playing the clarinet, Jurij Bejchuk on guitar, and Jarosław „Filip” Filipiak on contrabass.
See Inejnem’s facebook for other concert info.
Film : Michel van der Burg – michelvanderburg.com | 1-memo.com
① memo 20160520 ~ Rebel Max’s Russian Medals ~ Partisan for life , rebel, journalist .. and more .. Max De Vries (1914-2014 , Wellen , Limburg , Belgium) about his medals … at the book presentation Last Witnesses ( De Laatste Getuigen – vzw ‘De werkgroep 10 december 2008’ ) in Tongeren , Belgium , May 20, 2011.
” Yes !
They are all mine , yes …
… these are all Russian medals.
[ Can you tell me what they stand for ? ]
The cooperation of escaped Russian prisoners of war – from the coal mines in Limburg ..
… who had joined the Belgian partisan army during the war.
And the Russians – first from the Soviet Union , and now the Russians of today …
who consider me as a veteran of the Red Army. “