Tuesday Night Film Series
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 6:30pm
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Steven is a video documentary of the life of Steven Vogel, as narrated by Steven himself. The video recollections describe life growing up in Budapest, Hungary in a religious Jewish home, the experience of seeing Nazi troops enter Budapest, Gestapo coming to his home to arrest him and his mother and being taken to Auschwitz in a cattle car where he and his mother came face to face with Joseph Mengele. The video describes his liberation and the cunning maneuvers that lead to Steven Vogel being the first Hungarian citizen to receive a US immigration visa following the war .
This video documentary was created by Steven Vogel’s son, Jim, not only as a loving tribute to his father but also as a memory for grandchildren and generations that follow . The video is a compilation of 17 years interviews and discussions between Steven and Jim as well as an interview with the Steven Spielberg Shoah Project . The video contains original family photos and video from Budapest.
Following the screening join us for a talk back with filmmaker Jim Vogel.