Brněnec – the story of the famous factory continues

“I am hugely grateful that the Löw-Beer family and the local community around the factory in Brněnec, Czech Republic have come together to save Schindler’s Ark where the 1200 Jews on Schindler’s List were saved.”
Liam Neeson

10:00
Meet at Brněnec 90, near Magistra pharmacy

Presenting the Löw-Beer & Schindler Foundation’s project for a memorial, with a screening of Rozvzpomínání documentary

A guided tour of the former factory, connected with the presentation by Daniel Low-Beer, the great-grandson of the pre-war owner of the factory, of the current plans for his Arks – Löw-Beer & Schindler Foundation. As part of the programme, a documentary film by Roman Zmrzlý, Rozvzpomínání (Remembering) will be screened, which depicts the meeting of the Löw-Beer, Tugendhat and Stiassni families at Meeting Brno 2017. The film will be shown at the premises of the former factory.

The programme is free of charge but no transport is provided.
Limited capacity. 

In collaboration with the Arks – Löw-Beer & Schindler Foundation, Brněnec municipality and E. Vojan Theatre Brněnec.

13:00
Train departs from Brno main station

Presenting the Löw-Beer & Schindler Foundation’s project for a memorial, with a screening of Schindler’s List

From Brno we will go by special train on a trip to the former factory in Brněnec, where during World War II the Svitavy-born Oskar Schindler saved 1,200 Jews from death in concentration camps. In addition to the turbulent past of this place, we will become acquainted with the idea of constructing a memorial, developed by the Löw-Beer & Schindler Foundation. Daniel Low-Beer, a descendant of the pre-war owners of the factory and the present owner of the premises, will give a guided tour to the visitors.
We will also offer a meeting with Thomas Keneally, the author of the novel Schindler’s Ark, after which Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning movie was made. The programme will climax in the screening of that film, Schindler’s List (USA, 1993, 195 min, in English with Czech subtitles). The success of the film and the substantial revenues it earned allowed the creation of the USC Shoah Foundation, which today contains 52,000 recorded testimonies of Holocaust survivors.

Travel by special train departing from Brno main station at 13:00. Return by special train after the screening ends, with estimated arrival in Brno at 23:30.

Limited capacity. Book your ticket at meetingbrno.cz/reservations.

In English and Czech, will be interpreted.

 

In collaboration with the Arks – Löw-Beer & Schindler Foundation, Brněnec municipality and E. Vojan Theatre Brněnec.