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"Weapons of the Spirit" Chambon Foundation Documentaries Varian Fry


 

  And Crown Thy Good: Varian Fry in Marseille (Pierre Sauvage, upcoming), feature-length documentary in production.  A non-Jewish New York intellectual named Varian Fry led the most determined and most successful private American rescue operation during World War II, helping to save some 2,000 people, including many prominent artists and intellectuals.  In part a reflection on the American response to the refugee crisis in Europe in 1940-41 and the beginnings of the Final Solution, this account chronicles Fry’s mission within the context of its times and with a particular emphasis on the remarkable Americans who worked with Fry.
"Weapons of the Spirit" video

 

 

 

Weapons of the Spirit  (Pierre Sauvage, 1989), 90 min., with 25-min. interview of the filmmaker by Bill Moyers, available from the Chambon Foundation

"Weapons of the Spirit" video

Weapons of the Spirit—The Classroom Version  (Pierre Sauvage, 1990), 35 min., with 25-min. interview of the filmmaker by Bill Moyers, available from the Chambon Foundation

"Les armes de l'esprit" video

Les armes de l'esprit (Pierre Sauvage, 1989), 90 min, with French narration and no subtitles
available from the Chambon Foundation
The Klezmorim in "Yiddish: the Mame-Loshn" Yiddish: the Mame-Loshn (Pierre Sauvage, 1979-2014), 58 min.

The Optimists—The Story of the Rescue of the Bulgarian Jews From the Holocaust
(Jacky Comforty, 2002), a presentation of Comforty Media Concepts and the Chambon Foundation

"In the Shadow of Memory"


In the Shadow of Memory (on Lidice and its repercussions)
(Jacky Comforty, director; Jerri Zbiral and Alan Teller, producers; 1998), sponsored by the Chambon Foundation, available from New Day Films

 


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