by Rose Bosch (ISA: Legende). U.S. Menemsha. France: Gaumont, TF1, Canal +, France Television
Until the 1990s when then-Prime Minister Jacques Chirac officially accepted the idea of French complicity for the Vichy regime of France, all Frenchmen seem to have claimed to have been part of DeGaulle’s Resistance Movement. Recently, the new Prime Minister Hollande apologized again for France’s role in rounding up the Jews, especially 13,000 in Paris who were herded into the Vel’ Hive (The Winter Velodrome). Because of the acknowledgement, filmmaker and former journalist Rose Bosch could raise private equity to make the feature The Roundup (La Rafle) on the same subject. With a 47% increase in Anti-Semitism in France, when the film aired on TV, Twitter was inundated with Anti-Semitic remarks and jokes which is frightening today to those whose ideals remain on the side of democratic multi-culturalism.
The longest recorded underground survival story in human history was 511 days. This record was set when 5 Jewish families in the Ukraine who descended into a pitch black cave to escape the Nazis.
"Finally, it is a story of my grandfather Vlastimir, a soccer referee and a Holocaust survivor whose written remembrances were the first horrible experience of my childhood.This movie is dedicated to the loving memory of my father, who taught me that creating art is like playing sports – one should never give up as long as his feet stand on the pitch."
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