The Story of Kalman & Leopold

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The Story of Kalman & Leopold

Behind the closed doors of Auschwitz II, Dr. Mengele performed deadly experiments on twins, most did not survive. Kalman & Leopold did.

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Rothstein Theatre Vancouver 950 West 41st Avenue JCC Building Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7 Canada

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A 14-year-old boy's family is torn apart in the Nazis' Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, and he discovers he is part of Dr. Josef Mengele's brutal twin experimentation program. A chance meeting with a dwarf and another twin, Leopold, help Kalman find humanity, hope, and the ability to survive.

We produced Leo's Journey ( in 2000. The documentry was presented in Canada, part of Europe and in Israel. When the film played on the National Geographic Channel in Israel on Oct. 31st, 2001, a man happened to be watching. At precisely twenty one minutes and seventeen seconds in to the film, a picture of my father, Leo Lowy, was shown as a young boy. The man dropped his dinner and started yelling at the screen... "It's my Lippa!!!" Kalman Bar-On has been looking for his "Lippa" for 56 years. Lippa was his hero in Auschwitz-Birkenau and saved Kalman from beating in the Hospital Camp's SS Guard Shack.

On January 26th, we will present the story of Kalman & Leopold, as told by Kalman.

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