As A Young Girl of Thirteen: Simone LaGrange Remembers Auschwitz
December 28, 2014
A film by Elizabeth Coronel, Florence Gaillard and Arnaud de Mezamat
France, 2011, 88 minutes French with English subtitles
In this inspiring documentary, survivor Simone Lagrange recounts her life before the war, her deportation to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and her role in bringing Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie to justice. The extended conversation, interspersed with archival images and earlier footage of Ms. Lagrange from Barbie’s trial, reveal a strong, determined woman who refuses to let her spirit be broken. Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion facilitated by Pier Marton (http://piermarton.info), the “unlearning specialist” at the School of No Media. Besides Yad Vashem, he has lectured with his work at the Museum of Modern Art, the Carnegie Museum and the Walker Art Center. He has taught at several major U.S. universities. Marton’s father, photographer Ervin Marton, was in the Résistance.