The Long March

Robert van Alphen Long documentary - 2003 - 105 min.

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The Briton Leon Greenman, born in 1910, is a lively elderly Jew with a fabulous memory and a gripping, never faltering narrative style. Not surprisingly, he has been telling the same story in classrooms since 1946: how he was picked up from his house in Rotterdam with his wife and small son at 21:30 on 8 October 1942, transported to Westerbork and brought from there to concentration camp Birkenau, where he saw his wife and son for the last time, and that today he is one of the few survivors of the twelve thousand Jews who were deported from Rotterdam. `I keep telling the story in the hope it will never happen again.' For his work, he recently received a British Royal Honour. This time, Greenman tells his story to the camera of director Robert van Alphen, who fortunately allows his protagonist ample time and takes him to the relevant places of yesteryear.

Credits

Director(s) Robert van Alphen
Producer(s) Robert van Alphen
Production Company Van Alphen AV
Director of Photography
Editing
Sound on Set
Production Country
Netherlands