Lies & Miracles: Childhood in a Siberian Labor Camp

This is a past event. Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00pm

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education 724 N.W. Davis St., Portland, OR

There will be a post-screening talk-back with the filmmaker Nancy Margulies and the film’s star, George Landau.

Join up for a screening of this timely documentary chronicling the power of living one’s values and discovering the miraculous during the harshest of times. In 1939, World War II broke out as Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union invaded Poland. About 1.7 million Polish people — targeted for their beliefs and class — were deported to slave labor camps in remote Siberia. More than half didn’t survive. But Mark and Etta Landau, along with their seven- and nine-year-old sons, did.

This is the story that Montana filmmaker Nancy Margulies — George and Henry’s cousin — opens up in the new documentary Lies and Miracles. In about 40 minutes, interviews with George Landau and family friend and fellow survivor Irenka Taurek, archival footage and Margulies’ original art skillfully present an experience that drastically changed the course of lives and history.

Event Type

Film, Multicultural



$8 OJMCHE and Shir Tikvah members, $10 general public


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