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Film Screening - Return to Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk
Film Screening - Return to Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk

Sun, Jan 28


Holocaust Museum LA

Film Screening - Return to Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, join us for a screening of Return to Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk, an Emmy® Award winning documentary. Julie Canepa, co-author of the film, will talk about her work in a post-screening conversation.

Time & Location

Jan 28, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA


Julie Canepa is the co-author of the Regional Emmy® Award winning documentary Return to Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk. The documentary was filmed in 2020 when Julie accompanied Czech Holocaust survivor Vladimir Munk to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in Oświęcim, Poland.

The film had its premiere in front of a full house at The Strand Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh, NY in the fall of 2021. Vladimir Munk was in attendance and received a five-minute standing ovation. The film was broadcast on Mountain Lake PBS in January of 2021 to their vast viewership in New York, Vermont, Quebec, and Ontario. The film was picked up for broadcast by over 300 PBS stations nationwide.

Julie wrote Vladimir's Story, which chronicled Munk’s life from birth to his liberation from the Nazis, for The Sun Community News. It ran in a series of seven installments that were anxiously anticipated by the publication’s readership. Julie’s work has appeared in numerous publications including Adirondack Life, LOCALAdk, Northern HG&L, Strictly Business, the Lake Champlain Weekly, and her website, Small Town Girl Productions.

The novel, The Missing Star, is based on the life of Vladimir Munk and Kitty Löwi. The book chronicles Vladimir and Kitty’s lives as children growing up under German occupation, and their deportation to the Terezin ghetto, where they met and fell in love. When Vladimir is sent to Auschwitz, and Kitty remains behind in Terezin, they promise to meet after the war in a less complicated world.

Julie is a Culinary Institute of America-trained pastry chef, having owned and operated several bakeries in New York’s Hudson Valley. For many years, she was the lead singer in the regional band Oh!Betty.  Julie currently resides in the Adirondacks with her family.

Photo: Damian Battinelli


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