Return to Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk: A new film tells the moving story of retired SUNY professor and Czech Holocaust survivor Vladimir Munk, who at age 95, returns to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp where he was held prisoner during World War II. The trip would be his last chance to honor thirty of his close relatives, including his parents, who were killed at Auschwitz, the most notorious of the Nazi death camps.
Joining Vladimir on his journey were two filmmakers and a good friend who is a writer and producer from the North Country. Julie Canepa, Bruce Carlin, and Paul Frederick teamed up to produce the film. Return to Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk will premiere at the Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh on Saturday September 18 at 7pm and Friday September 24 at 7pm. Mountain Lake PBS will hold a Q&A and discussion with Munk, Julie Canepa, and filmmakers Paul Frederick and Bruce Carlin immediately following the screening.