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Streaming January 14-26, 2022 Digital Screening Room

USA | 80 minutes | 2022

Against All Odds: Surviving the Holocaust

World Premiere

Against All Odds: Surviving the Holocaust focuses on Survivor stories outside the concentration camps where each day was uncertain and their discovery almost always meant death. The film showcases four such extraordinary Survivors whose stories will now be memorialized: Gerald Beigel, Ryszarda Rozenblum, Walter Lebensohn, and Anita Karl. Miami filmmaker and MJFF alum Paul Bachow (A Journey into the Holocaust) digs deep into the psyche of these heroes, each from different cities, and provides an in-depth look at what it took to survive outside of the concentration camps amongst the general population.

Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with director Paul Bachow, film subject/Holocaust Survivor Anita Karl, and moderator Rabbi Laila Haas, Director of Adult Learning and Growth at CAJE. To view the conversation please click here.

Director's Bio

Directed by Paul Bachow

Director Photo
Paul Bachow is a Miami-based writer, director, cinematographer, producer, and editor. Before pursuing filmmaking, he managed a private equity investment firm. His debut documentary, A Journey into the Holocaust, world premiered at the 2015 Miami Jewish Film Festival and was inspired by a trip visiting concentration camps in Poland.

Cast and Credits


Paul Bachow


Paul Bachow


Paul Bachow


Paul Bachow


Gerald Beigel, Ryszarda Rozenblum, Walter Lebensohn, Anita Karl

Film Info






80 minutes


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