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Streaming January 14-26, 2022 Digital Screening Room

Netherlands | 57 minutes | 2021

Destination Sobibor

North American Premiere

In the personal documentary Destination Sobibor, Amsterdammer Hein Piller de Bruijn takes the same train journey as dozens of his Jewish relatives, who were murdered in World War II. Hein’s mother Rebecca, still a baby at the time, survived the war in hiding under the name Sonja van Buuren. Her parents and two sisters were tragically murdered. Through the experience of filming his journey, traveling from Amsterdam to the Nazi extermination camp Sobibor in Poland, Hein seeks what can still be found of Jewish history on this route. What ultimately unfolds is a touching road movie, leading to surprising insights and an acceptance of his own Jewish identity.

Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with director Raymond Grimbergen, film subject Hein Piller de Bruijn, and moderator Stephanie Rosen, co-founder of 3GMiami. To view the conversation please click here.

Director's Bio

Directed by Raymond Grimbergen

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Raymond Grimbergen is a filmmaker based in Amsterdam. He is known for directing the teen comedy Brugklas: De tijd van m'n leven, which received the Golden Film prize at The Netherlands Awards. Destination Sobibor is Raymond's second documentary feature film.

Cast and Credits


Raymond Grimbergen


Raymond Grimbergen


Raymond Grimbergen


Raymond Grimbergen


Hein Piller de Bruijn

Film Info






57 minutes


Dutch with English subtitles
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