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Rebroadcast of Holocaust Escape Tunnel Documentary on PBS’s NOVA on April 11

Posted 04/09/2018
Submitted by Mary Ingarra
Category: In the News

The PBS NOVA documentary Holocaust Escape Tunnel, featuring UHart Professor Richard Freund, is being rebroadcast this Wednesday, April 11, at 9 p.m. on CPTV.

The documentary focuses on a 2016 discovery by an international team, led by Freund, of a 100-foot-long underground tunnel made by 80 Jews who attempted a courageous escape in April 1944 from the extermination pits at Paneriai, Lithuania. Only 11 prisoners survived to tell the harrowing story of digging for 76 nights using only their hands, spoons, and crude handmade tools.

Check local listings for additional airings of the documentary this week. You can watch the documentary trailer here.

To see photos and to learn more about the discovery, click here.