Earlier this week, I watched an extremely powerful documentary entitled Cheating Hitler: Surviving the Holocaust, which follows three survivors as they tell their story and attempt to get answers to some of the questions they have carried with them for nearly 80 years. In the new episode of the History Slam, I talk with the film’s director Rebecca Snow and producer Steve Gamester. We talk about the process of finding the three survivors featured, the research process, and the emotion in telling these stories. We also talk about the film’s style, the survivor’s different reactions to the research, and the valuable lessons that we can learn from survivors. You can find the full post here.
Cheating Hitler: Surviving the Holocaust will be screened on Wednesday November 6 at the Bell TIFF Lightbox in Toronto, after which there will be a special talkback with the three Holocaust survivors featured in the film along with the director and producer. The world broadcast premiere will be on November 11 at 9pm on History Channel.