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Rhythmus | 20221117

Rhythmus | 20221117 | 1-memo•com
Robert Clary had rhythm ! Born Robert Widerman, March 1, 1926 in Paris — he passed away yesterday Nov 16, 2022, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 96. Robert was deported from Paris at the age of 16 to the death camps. April 19, 1945 he was singing and dancing in Buchenwald with the Rhythmus Jazz Band entertaining the U.S. Army troops who had liberated the camp .
Photo (courtesy Richard Bloom Productions) copy of the Program of 19.4.1945 – Rhythmus – 1st Jazz Concert in the liberated Buchenwald – – Vocal : Widerman / France . With political prisoner , resistance fighter, Jiří Žák (bass; founder of the band) who saved Robert’s life and the life of others in the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. Band leader Yves Darriet came up with the nickname Clary for Robert (from the movie Les Adventures de Désirée Clary) — the artist name Robert Clary made name with on Broadway in Hollywood … the US .
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Robert Clary Story | Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival 2022 | 20221010

Robert Clary Story | Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival 2022 | 20221010 | Miracles•Media | Festival Link https://liftoff.network/amsterdam-lift-off-film-festival-2022/

Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival 2022 – “From Buchenwald to Hollywood, The Robert Clary Story” — A film by Karen and Richard Bloom and Michel van der Burg — about a Hollywood legend, an internationally known actor, Broadway star, singer, artist, author and Holocaust lecturer.

Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival 2022 is now live!

The Robert Clary Story is screening in the FEATURES
programme of the AMSTERDAM LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL 2022, starting Monday 10th October – Monday 7th November.

Robert Clary Story | Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival 2022

Hollywood legend

The Robert Clary Story, about a Hollywood legend, an internationally known actor, Broadway star, singer, artist, author and Holocaust lecturer.

The truly inspiring story of Holocaust Survivor, Robert Clary, born Robert Widerman, who at the age of 16 was deported from Paris along with 13 members of his family to the death camps and was the sole survivor, liberated by the U.S Army on April 11, 1945 from Buchenwald after having endured 31 months in four Nazi camps and a death march. He was discovered singing in a Paris nightclub in 1947, signed to a recording contract and brought to the United States in 1949 where he met Merv Griffin, who introduced him to Eddie and Ida Cantor and their daughter, Natalie, who he would later marry in 1965. He would become a Hollywood legend, internationally known for his portrayal of Corporal Louie LeBeau on the long running hit TV show Hogan’s Heroes, of which at age 96, he is the sole surviving original cast member, as well as for his Broadway, soap opera and movie roles, his record albums, paintings, autobiography and as an impassioned Holocaust speaker.

News

Full details and latest news at Robert’s page at Richard Bloom Productions – https://richardbloomproductions.com/the-robert-clary-story

More

More on the festival here soon …

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Robert Clary Story | Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival | 20220829

Robert Clary Story | Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival | 20220829 | Miracles•Media

Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival 2022 – “From Buchenwald to Hollywood, The Robert Clary Story” — A film by Karen and Richard Bloom and Michel van der Burg — about a Hollywood legend, an internationally known actor, Broadway star, singer, artist, author and Holocaust lecturer.

Screening

Festival screening will be online at Vimeo On Demand for one month: 05 September – 03 October.

Raleigh Studios

If Lift-Off – @LiftOffGlobalNetwork – had shown the film live at the Raleigh Studios only 8 miles from Robert Clary’s home, a Hollywood legend, they would have had a packed theatre, but to no avail.

Hollywood legend

The Robert Clary Story, about a Hollywood legend, an internationally known actor, Broadway star, singer, artist, author and Holocaust lecturer.

The truly inspiring story of Holocaust Survivor, Robert Clary, born Robert Widerman, who at the age of 16 was deported from Paris along with 13 members of his family to the death camps and was the sole survivor, liberated by the U.S Army on April 11, 1945 from Buchenwald after having endured 31 months in four Nazi camps and a death march. He was discovered singing in a Paris nightclub in 1947, signed to a recording contract and brought to the United States in 1949 where he met Merv Griffin, who introduced him to Eddie and Ida Cantor and their daughter, Natalie, who he would later marry in 1965. He would become a Hollywood legend, internationally known for his portrayal of Corporal Louie LeBeau on the long running hit TV show Hogan’s Heroes, of which at age 96, he is the sole surviving original cast member, as well as for his Broadway, soap opera and movie roles, his record albums, paintings, autobiography and as an impassioned Holocaust speaker.

News

Full details and latest news at Robert’s page at Richard Bloom Productions – https://richardbloomproductions.com/the-robert-clary-story

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Watch Free Online – The Robert Clary Story

“From Buchenwald to Hollywood, The Robert Clary Story” – A film by Karen and Richard Bloom and Michel van der Burg .

March 1, 2022 – Celebrating Robert Clary’s 96th birthday today announcing this special gift :
Watch online free now our full feature documentary “From Buchenwald to Hollywood, The Robert Clary Story” – A film by Karen and Richard Bloom and Michel van der Burg.

Synopsis

The truly inspiring story of Holocaust Survivor, Robert Clary (born Robert Max Widerman, March 1, 1926 in the heart of Paris, France) who was liberated from Buchenwald on April 11, 1945 by the U.S.Army. Discovered singing in a Paris cabaret and brought to the United States where he became internationally known for his portrayal of Corporal Louie LeBeau on the long running hit TV show Hogan’s Heroes as well as for his Broadway, soap opera and movie roles, his record albums, paintings, autobiography and as an impassioned Holocaust spokesperson.

After the world premiere at the FLIFF (2018) in Hollywood (Florida, USA), and screening at the Paris (2021) Sydney & Melbourne (2021) and Berlin (2022) Lift-Off Film Festivals, the “The Robert Clary Story” film is now made public worldwide available for free watching via their YouTube channel by Richard Bloom Productions (richardbloomproductions•com).
Special thanks to Robert Clary, and Christopher Ray Allison (interview – cinematography) and Nathaniel Link (interview – sound) and many many others…

Watch Free Online – The Robert Clary Story | 20220301

Robert’s 96th birthday

Robert Clary 96 😉

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News

Aug 8, 2022 – Online now the  2022 edition of The Robert Clary Story

Robert Clary Story | Berlin Lift-Off Film Festival 2022

“From Buchenwald to Hollywood, The Robert Clary Story” – A film by Karen and Richard Bloom and Michel van der Burg .

Watch now online at the Berlin Lift-Off Film Festival 2022 … a truly inspiring film about a Hollywood legend ….

Click ⓘ right corner YouTube screen – for link to the site of the Berlin Lift-Off Film Festival 2022 Monday 7th February – Monday 7th March.

Features films

The Berlin Lift-Off Film Festival 2022 is screening 52 feature films The Robert Clary Story is Episode 40 .

Festival Tickets

Get a ‘Features’ ticket with access to all the 52 Features from the Lift-Off Film site, which also allows voting (2 votes) for the films — for direct link Click Checkout ⓘ right corner YouTube screen.

Robert Clary

The producers of Transport XX to Auschwitz and Defending Holocaust History are proudly bringing to the screen, the inspirational film, From Buchenwald to Hollywood, The Robert Clary Story, about a Hollywood legend, an internationally known actor, Broadway star, singer, artist, author and Holocaust lecturer.

Mr. Clary is widely known for his role as Corporal Lebeau on the long running TV series Hogan’s Heroes. What is little known by the public is that Robert’s real last name is Widerman, and in 1942 at the age of 16, he and thirteen members of his family were rounded up in Paris, France and deported by the Nazis to concentration camps. He was the only one to survive, having endured 31 months in four Nazi camps and a death march until his liberation from Buchenwald by the U.S. Army on April 11, 1945. He was discovered singing in a Paris nightclub in 1947, signed to a recording contract and brought to the United States in 1949 where he met Merv Griffin, who introduced him to Eddie and Ida Cantor and their daughter, Natalie, who he would later marry.

The World Premiere was at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival in Cinema Paradiso, Hollywood, Fl (USA) in 2018.
Last year the film was screening at the Paris Lift–Off Film Festival 2021, and the Sydney & Melbourne Lift-Off Film Festival 2021.

The film is also available at the holocaust centers USHMM and Yad Vashem.

Promo film (20220224) by Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media

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LINKS

Festival site https://liftoff.network/berlin-lift-off-film-festival-2022/

Vimeo users may also watch directly via Vimeo on demand – with no option for voting though – via channel https://vimeo.com/ondemand/berlinliftoff2022feature

Richard Bloom Productions – https://richardbloomproductions.com

Robert Clary Story – Official selection BERLIN LIFT-OFF 2022

Robert Clary Story – Official selection BERLIN LIFT-OFF 2022

Feature documentary “From Buchenwald to Hollywood, The Robert Clary Story” — A film by Karen and Richard Bloom and Michel van der Burg — Selected for BERLIN LIFT-OFF 2022 Film festival 7th February – 7th March , 2022 in Germany.

Coming Soon …

Robert Clary Story Poster

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Robert Clary Story | Sydney & Melbourne Lift-Off Film Festival 2021

“From Buchenwald to Hollywood, The Robert Clary Story” – A film by Karen and Richard Bloom and Michel van der Burg .

Watch now online … a truly inspiring film about a Hollywood legend ….

Click ⓘ right corner YouTube screen – for link to the site of the Sydney & Melbourne Lift-Off Film Festival 2021 Monday 22nd November – 20th December

Features films

The Lift-Off Film Festival 2021 is screening 41 feature films The Robert Clary Story is Episode 19 .

Festival Tickets
Get a ‘Features’ ticket with access to all the 41 Features from the Lift-Off Film site , which also allows voting (2 votes) for the films.

Robert Clary

The producers of Transport XX to Auschwitz and Defending Holocaust History are proudly bringing to the screen, the inspirational film, From Buchenwald to Hollywood, The Robert Clary Story, about a Hollywood legend, an internationally known actor, Broadway star, singer, artist, author and Holocaust lecturer.

Mr. Clary is widely known for his role as Corporal Lebeau on the long running TV series Hogan’s Heroes. What is little known by the public is that Robert’s real last name is Widerman, and in 1942 at the age of 16, he and thirteen members of his family were rounded up in Paris, France and deported by the Nazis to concentration camps. He was the only one to survive, having endured 31 months in four Nazi camps and a death march until his liberation from Buchenwald by the U.S. Army on April 11, 1945. He was discovered singing in a Paris nightclub in 1947, signed to a recording contract and brought to the United States in 1949 where he met Merv Griffin, who introduced him to Eddie and Ida Cantor and their daughter, Natalie, who he would later marry.

USHMM (news facebook Nov 21, 2021) – “That was second nature with me—singing, dancing, clowning around. And that helped me tremendously when I was deported.”
Before Robert Clary was a star in the 1960s TV hit, “Hogan’s Heroes,” playing a French POW, he survived several concentration camps.
In 1942, at age 16, Robert, who was a born to a Jewish family in France, was deported along with his parents and several other family members.
Robert’s singing talent became a means of survival. He remembers performing for inmates at one camp he was sent to and having the SS come to watch at another. He concluded that maybe “they had such a terrible life hitting us and killing us that they wanted to be entertained too.”
As Soviet troops approached German-occupied Poland in January 1945, Robert was imprisoned at Blechhammer, a sub-camp of Auschwitz. Blechhammer was evacuated. The SS forced prisoners on a days-long death march to the Gross Rosen concentration camp. Robert was then evacuated by train to the Buchenwald concentration camp.
After Buchenwald was liberated in April 1945, Robert reunited with some of his siblings who had survived in France. He later learned that his parents and the other family members he had been deported with had not survived. In 1949, he immigrated to the United States.
After years as a recording artist, he was cast as Corporal Louis LeBeau on “Hogan’s Heroes.” Many questioned how Robert felt about his role on the show, particularly because he didn’t speak openly about his Holocaust experience until the 1980s. He later noted how humor helped him survived.
“For the ten minutes that I worked, or the 15 minutes that I sang, they forgot where they were—and that was the most important thing. And that’s what makes me—being alive.”

The World Premiere was November 13, 2018 at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival in Cinema Paradiso, Hollywood, Fl (USA).
Earlier this year the film was online at the Paris Lift–Off Film Festival, and now again available worldwide online at the Sydney & Melbourne Lift-Off Film Festival 2021 from today Monday 22nd November till Monday 20th December.

The film is also available at the holocaust centers USHMM and Yad Vashem.

Promo film (20211122) by Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media

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LINKS

Festival site https://liftoff.network/sydneymelbourne-lift-off-film-festival-2021/

Vimeo users may also watch directly via Vimeo on demand – with no option for voting though – via channel https://vimeo.com/ondemand/australialiftofffeatures

Richard Bloom Productions – http://richardbloomproductions.com