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They survived as boys...They're coming back as men. Kinderblock66: A story of survivial and thriving after the Holocaust.

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Thanks for checking out our Kickstarter. We are seeking funds for distribution for theatrical release and education so that we can make sure to share this film as far and wide as possible. We need your help to do it. Can we place Kinderblock 66 in theatres across the world, and how many? Can we create study guides for education and for how many schools?  The answer and dollar amount is up to you! The more we raise, the more people we can reach! Let's go far above the $30,000 so that Kinderblock 66 is seen by as many people as possible!  This story is two years in the making and is about four boys, who survived Kinderblock 66, during the Holocaust, and have come back to visit and share their story.

Please click play to listen to our Executive Producer Steven Moskovic, and watch our trailer then tweet, email, share on Facebook, "like" it, and of course pledge to get the rewards to the right.

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On April 11, 2010, sixty-five years later, several of the boys from

block 66 returned to Weimar and to Buchenwald. This is their story:



 

The Buchenwald concentration camp, located near Weimar, in Germany was 
a central camp in the Nazi slave labor empire, and prisoners werebrought to it from camps throughout the Nazi system. Transports arrived at Buchenwald from Auschwitz in spring and summer 1944, and in early 1945, the Nazis forced tens of thousands of Jewish prisoners westward on death marches. Unknown thousands of prisoners died, shot by guards along the roads or frozen in open cattle cars. The survivors were then forced into new camps where chances of survival were limited – prisoners were forced to perform harsh labor, given starvation rations, and subjected to terror and wanton brutality.  

Established in 1937, Buchenwald was one of the largest and most well-known German concentration camps. Early in its history, there had beenJewish prisoners at Buchenwald, but most had been killed or sent to

Auschwitz to die in 1942. Now, in 1944, the Jewish population of
Buchenwald rose again as the camp was flooded with some of the
remnants of decimated European Jewry. Among these were a large and
growing number of teenage boys, many of whom had lost family members
in the concentration camps and ghettos in German occupied Poland, or in the more recent Hungarian deportations to Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The German Communist-led underground at Buchenwald, which administered the camp on a day-to-day basis, recognized this influx of children and youths as requiring a special response. The underground made a conscious decision to do what might be possible to protect the youths. The children were coming in such numbers that leaders in the clandestine conspiracy decided to establish a new children’s block, block 66. The location of the barrack was furthest away from the main gate and Nazi SS gaze, and the area was so horrible and disease ridden, the SS guards seldom went there.


European Jewish children from all over the continent were transferred
into the barrack in early 1945. The block was led by Antonin Kalina, a
Czech Communist and his deputy, Gustav Schiller, a Polish Jew. The
youths in the block did not work and were protected against being sent
out of the camp. The block leaders watched over the children and cared
for them to the extent possible, seeing in these youths hope for the
future. They strove until the last days of the war and beyond to keep
them from danger and alive. By the time the camp was liberated nearly 1,000 were alive...many did not meet the same fate.

On April 11, 1945, Buchenwald was liberated.  We follow four boys who were there for this momentous day, and the days of horror preceeding it.  This is their story. They survived as boys...they're coming back as men.

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