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To Auschwitz and back : the Joe Engel story / Synagogue Emanu El in association with Anchor Media Group, Inc. present ; written by Ron Small and David M. Jones ; produced and directed by Ron Small.

To Auschwitz and back : the Joe Engel story

Small, Ron, screenwriter, film producer, film director. (Added Author).
Jones, David M. (David Michael), 1951- screenwriter, editor of moving image work. (Added Author).
Fox, Alexander, director of photography. (Added Author).
Engel, Joe, 1927- on-screen participant. (Added Author).
Dreamscape Media, film distributor. (Added Author).
Editor, David M. Jones ; cinematographer, Alexander Fox. (Cast).

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  • 1 copies at Grand Rapids Public Library

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main DVD 940.5318 Auschwitz (Text) 31307023421953 Movies - Non Fiction Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (47 minutes) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: Holland, Ohio : Dreamscape Media, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes bonus content (22 minutes).
Originally produced as a documentary film in 2017.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Editor, David M. Jones ; cinematographer, Alexander Fox.
Participant or Performer Note:
Joe Engel.
Summary, etc.:
"Born in Zakroczym, Poland in 1927, Holocaust Survivor Joe Engel was taken by the Nazis at 14 and never saw his parents again. Now 90 years old, Joe is the embodiment of living history and spends his retirement years ensuring the Holocaust is never forgotten. With the assistance of The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's film and photographic archives, filmmaker Ron Small has successfully weaved Joe Engel's incredible storytelling into a riveting visual presentation that is both historic and contemporary. From the overwhelming despair of the Warsaw Ghetto, to the shroud of unceasing death and suffering that was Birkenau and Auschwitz, to his escape from a Death Train at 17 and his covert work as a freedom fighter, Joe personally takes us on his vivid journey to hell and back. This is a story of faith, renewal and redemption. Joe Engel, with an unwavering will to live, overcame unimaginable horrors to become a treasured citizen, community leader, teacher and philanthropist."--Container.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen presentation.
Language Note:
In English; closed-captioned.
Source of Description Note:
Title from disc surface.
Subject: Engel, Joe, 1927-
Birkenau (Concentration camp)
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Jews > Poland > Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Personal narratives.
Holocaust survivors > United States.
Genre: Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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