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Program

22 Feb 2009 00:00 - 00:00

Adolf Burger: The Devil’s Workshop

Adolf Burger, author of The Devil’s Workshop and last surviving Czech counterfeiter of the Sachsenhausen camp will launch the book and share his experiences and memories. Debate will be chaired by Joanna Newman.


The story which inspired the Oscar winning film The Counterfeiters (2008, Best Foreign Language Film).


Winner of the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film, The Counterfeiters retraces the true story of Adolf Burger, recounted in his memoir The Devil’s Workshop. A typographer by trade, he became one of a group of deportees forced to produce impeccable imitation bank notes in Sachsenhausen concentration camp with the intention of flooding the economies of both the U.K and the U.S. To succeed, would have enabled the Nazis to win the war, to fail, meant certain death. Was his ultimate act of sabotage brave or foolhardy?

Admission: £ 6

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The event is part of a series of events, celebrating the launch of the book and Mr Adolf Burger's visit to London. Other events include:

 

22 Feb 09, 2 pm

Phoenix Cinema (www.phoenixcinema.co.uk)

52 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 9PJ

Special screening of The Counterfeiters introduced by Adolf Burger.

Venue:

30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom

Date

22 Feb 2009 00:00 - 00:00

Organizer:

Jewish Book Week


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