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Iboja Survived Auschwitz

Written and directed by: Katia Forbert Petersen

Director of Photographer: Katia Forbert Petersen

Producers: Annette Mari Olsen and Katia Forbert Petersen


Duration: 35 minutes

Produced by: Sfinx Film in co-production with TV2


Awarded Prix Europa

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Iboja survived Auschwitz is part of the documentary series You have to be Round to live in a Globe, winner of the Prix Europa special Commendation about life in exile, immigration and the refugee problem, as well as the culture clashes it entails. Iboja Wandall-Holm survived the Auschwitz concentration camp. At the time of the WW-II large goups of population moved around in Europe, especially Jews who fled from Nazism. Iboja Wandal-Holm, who was born in Slovakia, suffered such a fate. She spent her youth in the Concentration Camp Auschwitz, where she learned that "human beings only have a very thin layer of civilization; they can very quickly turn into a monster”. After the war, she moved to Denmark, where she has been writing her memoirs and poetry. Many of her skinless accounts have been published, and they create a historical echo of today's atrocities, where one can wonder how little man has learned from the experiences of the past.

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