5. 9. 2020
Brněnec / Brünnlitz – the story of the famous factory continues
Presenting the project for memorial to Schindler’s Ark, Shoah and the Löw-Beer factory, 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 made it possible for almost 1,200 Jews to avoid 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.
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.
Programme will be held in Czech and English and will be interpreted. Limited capacity. Please buy your tickets via GoOut here. The program is held in Czech and English.
Admission 450/300 CZK.
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.
The former factory in Brněnec – 49.6273939N, 16.5239283E
Map is here.
Programme of the day
There is a possibility to join the morning programme in Brněnec:
MORNING PROGRAMME (10 am – 1 pm):
10:15 welcome speech: Daniel Low-Beer, history of the factory site: Vladimir Velesik sen.
10:30 self-guided factory site tour
11:00 presentation of the Foundation plans: Daniel Low-Beer
11:30 and 12:30 documentary Recollection: Roman Zmrzly
AFTERNOON PROGRAMME (3:30 pm – 10:30 pm):
1 pm Train departs from Brno main station
3:30 pm welcome speech: Daniel Low-Beer and special guests, history of the factory site: Vladimir Velesik jun.
4:00 pm guided tours of the factory site with presentation of the Foundation plans
5:30 pm live music by Shadow Quartet
6:30 pm laying the foundation stone
7:00 pm start of the screening of Schindler’s List
10:30 pm end of the screening and walk to Moravská Chrastová station
11:00 pm departure of the special train to Brno
Changes reserved. Please follow the instructions of the organizers.
In collaboration with the Arks – Löw-Beer & Schindler Foundation, Brněnec municipality and E. Vojan Theatre Brněnec.
Financially supported by the Czech-German Future Fund and the company Czech Anglo Productions. Thank you!