Film Screening and Panel Discussion: “Box for Life” by Uri Borreda

Photos: ComebackFilms

24 January 2022. Film Screening International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. “Box for Life” by Uri Borreda

In cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations (Vienna), with the French Embassy in Austria and the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna
“Box For Life”
With opening remarks by
Ambassador Mordechai Denis Paul Rodgold, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations (Vienna) and Ambassador Gilles Pécout, French Embassy in Austria
Panel discussion with
Uri Borreda – Director of the film  ‘Box For Life‘
Iris Lifshitz Klieger – Journalist
Shlomo Balsam – Instructor, Yad Vashem
Martin Nesirky – Director UNIS, Vienna
Film synopsis:
This is the story of a boy who smuggled Jewish children from Belgium to Switzerland. He was captured by the Germans and was sent to the Auschwitz death camp. When he arrived at the camp, he claimed himself as a boxer which saved his life. In this documentary, Noah Klieger returns for the first time to the places that marked his life as a French Jewish teenager, before immigrating to Israel as a crewmember on board the famous boat “Exodus – 1947”. Noah Klieger, who passed away in 2018, was an example of courage, optimism and resilience.

Welcome: Ambassador Mordechai Denis Rodgold, Ambassador of the State of Israel
Moderator: Martin Nesirky, UNIS