The Auschwitz Report

Cinema: The Auschwitz Report

Director: Peter Bebjak; Starring: Noel Czuczor, Peter Ondrejicka, John Hannah; Genre: Drama, History, War; Age: 14+; Time: 94 minutes

This is the true story of Freddy and Walter, two young Slovak Jews, who were deported to Auschwitz in 1942.

On 10 April 1944, after meticulous planning and with the help and the resilience of their inmates, they manage to escape.

Emaciated and hurt, they make their way through the mountains back to Slovakia. With the help of chance encounters, they finally manage to cross the border and meet the resistance and The Red Cross.

They compile a detailed report about the systematic genocide at the camp. However, with Nazi propaganda and international liaisons still in place, their account seems to be too harrowing to believe.