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LA Premiere of the Documentary “Letters from Brno”

Two screening of an award-winning documentary "Letters from Brno" brought to a wide public one more story of two Czech Jewish girls saved by Nicholas Winton and their family which perished during the Holocaust.

This 66 minutes long documentary directed by Jeffery L. Gary follows a very personal story of Karen Kruger, whose mother was hiding her past and the fate of the grandparents in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.

The story begins when Karen Kruger first learned that her mother, Erika Stefanie Neumann, was Jewish. Erika refused to speak about her past and Karen began searching for answers to the puzzle of what had happened to her mother and her family. The film uses interviews along with archival footage, photographs, documents and the letters from Karen’s grandparents, Herta and Armin Turkl, during the years 1939–41. The letters are eyewitness accounts of putting their children, Erika and Daisy Turkl on a kindertransport to England and their attempts at escaping Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia during those three tragic years.

More at https://www.lettersfrombrno.com/