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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

How the Holocaust survival story The Survivor was made into a movie

How the Holocaust survival story “The Survivor” was made into a movie

Published April 25, 2022

More than 80 years after the end of the Holocaust we are once again living in a time of rising antisemitism, and watching genocide happen, this time in Ukraine. These facts make it even more crucial that we continue to remember and pass down the stories...

Barry Levinsons The Survivor tells story of man who boxed to survive Auschwitz

Barry Levinson’s “The Survivor” tells story of man who boxed to survive Auschwitz

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished April 24, 2022

More than 80 years after the end of the Holocaust we are once again living in a time of rising antisemitism, and watching genocide happen, this time in Ukraine. These facts make it even more crucial that we continue to remember and pass down the stories...

Ben Foster pulls no punches playing a Holocaust-survivor-turned-boxer in HBO’s new movie

Ben Foster pulls no punches playing a Holocaust-survivor-turned-boxer in HBO’s new movie

Andrew Lapin, JTAPublished April 24, 2022

(JTA) – Late in HBO’s new movie “The Survivor,” star Ben Foster’s character has a moment of deep self-awareness.  Foster, playing real-life Auschwitz-survivor-turned-professional-boxer Harry Haft, is finally confronting the inescapable...

Ben Foster on the set of The Survivor in New York City, May 30, 2019. (Bobby Bank/GC Images/Getty Images)

Jewish actor Ben Foster’s 5 performances you should see before ‘The Survivor’ arrives in theaters

Dan Buffa, SPECIAL FOR THE JEWISH LIGHTPublished October 9, 2021

Ben Foster is an actor you can always count on giving an unforgettable performance, no matter the class or genre of its movie. A cinematic crackerjack of a different order, he has played a wide variety of roles in a career that has spanned 25 years...

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