The Missing Star

A new book tells the inspiring story of Holocaust Survivor Vladimir Munk, who courageously returned to the world’s most notorious concentration camp at Auschwitz, where his parents and many of his relatives were murdered. Just before the outbreak of the global pandemic, Vladimir Munk, a retired SUNY Plattsburgh professor joined more than 100 other survivors for a memorial marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Death Camp. Munk traveled to Poland with Julie Canepa, a writer who lives in Plattsburgh, and two filmmakers, Paul Frederick and Bruce Carlin, who produced a documentary on his trip back to Auschwitz that is now being broadcast on PBS stations nationwide and will be rebroadcast here on Mountain Lake PBS on Tuesday, June 6th at 8pm.

Julie Canepa, Paul Frederick, and Bruce Carlin joined us in our studios to talk about that memorable trip, their film going national, and Julie’s new book that looks at Vladimir’s life.

Julie’s new novel, titled “The Missing Star” that tells the story of Vladimir and his wife Kitty, is being released next week and will be available during the special presentation of Return to Auschwitz, the Survival of Vladimir Munk, that you can watch on Mountain Lake PBS, this coming Tuesday, June 6, at 8pm.

Watch the Trailer for Return to Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk:

Watch clips from the theatrical premiere of Return to Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk at the Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh on September 18, 2021:

Watch Julie Canepa and Vladimir Munk’s Mountain Lake PBS interview from 2021: