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Marcel Marceau and the French Resistance

February 5

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11 AM LOS ANGELES • 2 PM NEW YORK

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The great French mime Marcel Marceau was the son of a kosher butcher who was murdered at Auschwitz. Following his father’s deportation, Marcel joined the French Resistance, assisting his cousin Georges Loinger in escorting Jewish children from Nazi-occupied France to neutral Switzerland. He used his artistry and charisma to engage with the children and keep them quiet during their long and perilous trek to freedom. Later he gave his first major performance to 3000 US troops after the liberation of Paris in August 1944.

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WATCH THE TRAILER

 

 

THE SCHEDULE

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⇒ February 3-6, watch Maurizius Staerkle Drux‘s film The Art of Silence on your home device. A link will be provided to all who register.

⇒ Sunday, February 5 at 2:00 p.m. US Eastern Time, tune into the program with our distinguished panel of speakers.  A link will be provided to all who register.

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MEET THE SPEAKERS

 

Screen Shot 2022-12-27 at 11.24.39 PMFilmmaker Maurizius Staerkle Drux was born in Cologne, Germany and grew up in Zurich, Switzerland. Influenced by musical instruments and sign language, he moves between the worlds of language and images, which come together in film. Since graduating he has worked as a documentary filmmaker and sound designer. His works have won several international prizes including the Jury Award of the International Film Festival of Art in Montreal, the Swiss “Upcoming Talent Award” and the prestigious Goethe Prize in Germany. He shares his passion for film and sound as a lecturer at the Zurich University of the Arts and is a member of the European Film Academy.

Joanne Gilbert

Joanne D. Gilbert writes about rescue and resistance during the Holocaust. A sought-after presenter, she is the author of Women of Valor: Polish Jewish Resisters to the Third Reich((2018) and A Victory for Miriam! The Little Jewish Girl Who Defied the Nazis (2019) and is currently at work on her forthcoming book, Women of Valor: German, French & Dutch Resisters to the Third Reich. She is a consultant with the Paris walking tour company, Sight-Seekers Delight, for their popular French Resistance Walking Tours of Paris and Le Chambon sur Lignon.

Screen Shot 2023-01-11 at 9.19.09 PMDaniel Loinger is a retired engineer who lives in Paris and he is featured in the film The Art of Silence about Marcel Marceau. He is a younger cousin of Marceau, and was one of the children who were smuggled into Switzerland to escape Nazi-occupied France. His late father Georges Loinger, the central figure in the smuggling operation, died in 2018 at age 108.

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TWO LEVELS OF TICKETS AVAILABLE

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Single ticket ($18 suggested donation, tax-deductible).

2023 Season Ticket ($250 or more). Select this option if you wish to be automatically registered for all of our 2023 films and programs on true stories of rescue, resistance and hope. (Around 25 programs are planned.)

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February 5
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