St. Louis (KSDK) -- The St. Louis Jewish Film Festival presents the local premiere of new documentary film this weekend. "Kinderblock 66" debuts at the Landmark Plaza Frontenac Cinema on Sunday, August 21, 2012.
They came as boys and left as men. 65 years after they were liberated from Buchenwald, four men trace their stories from the death marches of 1944 to their liberation in 1945. The Communist led underground made a conscious decision to protect the children in block 66. The block was led by Antonin Kalina a Czech Communist and Gustav Schiller, a Polish Jew.
Through their efforts, nearly 1000 boys survived. Alex Moskovic was one of them. His son Stephen Moskovic made the film as a tribute to his father and the other child survivors. They will both be at the premiere to introduce the film.
Kinderblock 66 is sponsored by Dana and Troy Pohlman and co-sponsored by the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center. Tickets $12. To order, online go to www.brownpapertickets.com or call the ticket hotline at 314-442-3169. For more information go to stljewishfilmfestival.org.