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Vitch

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In this personal documentary, a daughter uncovers the controversial choices that her father made in order to survive the Holocaust.

In this personal documentary, a daughter uncovers the controversial choices that her father made in order to survive the Holocaust.

A Jewish caricaturist and mime from Poland, Eddie Vitch spent the years before the war living and working in Hollywood, creating sketches of stars that became a part of Hollywood lore. Deported back to Europe in the 1930s, Vitch was performing in Paris when France was invaded by the Germans. Spotted on stage by Nazi officers, he was sent to Germany to perform for Nazi elite and the Gestapo in Germany’s most prestigious theatres, remaining there for the duration of the war. With his documents identifying him as “Levkovitch,” a recognisably Jewish name; was Vitch hiding in plain sight or did the Nazis protect him?

As the mysterious life of Eddie Vitch is revealed, it becomes clear that what happened decades ago still lingers.  

Director, Sigal Bujman, will be a guest of the festival.

78 mins / English
Director — Sigal Bujman