Time & Location
Aug 12, 2021, 6:00 PM
Naked Among Wolves (Nackt unter Wölfen)
Director: Frank Beyer
Origin: East Germany
Runtime: 124 minutes
Join us for a virtual panel discussion. All registrants will receive a link to watch the film a few days prior to the panel.
Jankowski, a Polish prisoner from Auschwitz, arrives at the Buchenwald concentration camp carrying a suitcase. Inside the suitcase is a small Jewish boy he has kept from harm. Once at Buchenwald, prisoners working in the property storage room discover the child. Although the sight of the innocent child moves many, his presence in the camp endangers the work of the camp's communist underground, who have organized a resistance group. As liberation of the camp approaches, the prisoners must come together to keep the boy safe from their Nazi captors.
Adapted from the novel by Bruno Apitz and filmed on location at Buchenwald concentration camp, this film features many who were themselves prisoners of the Nazis, as well as younger actor Armin Mueller-Stahl. Based on a true story of inmates who risked their lives to hide a small Jewish boy shortly before the liberation of the camp.
Join us for a virtual screening and panel discussion. Moderated by noted journalist/author Tom Teicholz, this panel will feature Professor Helga Schreckenberger, Chair of the Department of German and Russian at the University of Vermont, and Dr. Maria Zalewska, Executive Director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation and a Ph.D. in Cinema and Media Studies. This program is presented in partnership with the Wende Museum.
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The Teicholz Holocaust Remembrance Film Series is made possible by the generous support of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Los Angeles, The Richenthal Foundation, The Rita and Leo Greenland Family Foundation, The Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation, and The Davidson-Hooker Fund.