Category : 2011 March (Archive)
Haaretz, January 6, 2012, By The Associated Press
While the large number of visitors is seen as important for Holocaust education, mass tourism there is also adding strain to the barracks and other structures.
The memorial site of Auschwitz-Birkenau saw record audiences in 2011, figures released Friday indicated, with over 1.4 million visitors. The impressive soar underlines how the death and labor complex that Nazi Germany built in occupied southern Poland during World War II has become Europe’s most visited Holocaust remembrance site. (more…)
Daily News, April 5, 2011, By Bob Strauss
At a tribute on the Universal Studios lot Monday evening, “Schindler’s List” producer Branko Lustig finally received his tallit, the Jewish prayer shawl commonly presented to boys before they’re bar mitzvahed.
The 78-year-old Lustig will go through his coming-of-age ceremony early next month at the place where he couldn’t have had it when he was an adolescent: the Auschwitz concentration camp. (more…)
Variety, March 28, 2011, By Variety Staff
Branko Lustig, producer of “Schindler’s List,” “Gladiator” and numerous other pics, never had a bar mitzvah. At age 13, Lustig was imprisoned in Auschwitz.
On April 4, the Holocaust survivor will be honored at a fundraiser for Intl. March of the Living, to be held in Screening Room 3 on the Universal lot. Lustig will be presented with a prayer shawl signifying the beginning of his bar mitzvah.
The rest of the ceremony will be held May 2 at the Auschwitz Memorial site in Oswiecim, Poland, as part of the annual March of the Living event, where a scholarship fund in Lustig’s name will be unveiled.