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GPJFF Encore Week: Box For Life

Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival presents

Box For Life

Thursday, January 10 at 5:30 pm

At the museum 

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Directed by Uri Borreda

Experience the unbelievable life of the late great Noah Klieger in BOX FOR LIFE, one of the most talked-about, highest-rated docs from Fall Fest.


In this passionate and affecting documentary, Noah Klieger recounts his experiences during the Holocaust — from courageously smuggling Jewish children to safety in Switzerland to surviving Auschwitz with the help of some world champion boxers. Equally impressive are Klieger’s roles in organizing Exodus 1947, fighting in the 1948 Israeli War of Independence, and his coverage of the trials of Nazi criminals after World War II.


After a long and illustrious career as an Israeli sports journalist, Klieger is now in his nineties and committed to educating a new generation about the Holocaust. A silver-tongued tour guide and expert speaker, Klieger believes that there is power in remembrance. When asked how he is able to continually return to the sites of such profound atrocities, he remarks, “You cannot explain it, but you can tell it. That is what we must do now.”

The late great Noah Klieger, a nonagenarian Israeli journalist, shares the little-known story of the boxing team formed in Auschwitz to entertain the SS. Despite knowing nothing about the sport, Noah relied on his quick wit and the world champion boxers on his team to help him escape certain death.

(Documentary Feature, French and Hebrew with English subtitles, 1 hr, 2017)

Event type:Films & Filmmakers