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2017 is the 125th birthday and the 75th anniversary of Bruno Schulz's assassination (1892 – 1942).
The writer and painter, was born as an Austrian, lived as a Pole and died as a Jew. He gained reputation in Poland with his story collections The Street of Crocodiles and Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass.Bruno Schulz is considered one of the most influential, but barely known writers of the 20th Century. His magnum opus The Messiah is still lost.
In 1942 under German occupation Bruno Schulz had to make several murals as the "Leibjude" for the Viennese "SS-Hauptscharführer" and "Blutordensträger" Felix Landau.
Worldwide screening – 100 Cinemas remember Bruno Schulz has the goal to create an international and interrelated remembrance work, which gives the opportunity to tribute one of the most influential but hardly known Polish-Jewish painters and writers (translated into 39 languages) of the 20th Century and his tragic fate under the terror of German occupation in the Galician city of Drohobycz in 1941-42.
On Sunday, November 19, 2017, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Bruno Schulz's assassination, the award-winning documentary Finding Pictures will be screened all over the world, exactly fifteen years after his world premiere at the Center for Jewish History in New York City. Finding Pictures will be presented in 11 languages in over 80 cities in Austria, Brazil, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Israel, Italy, Macedonia, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United States.
Further detailed information on the film and the work of Benjamin Geissler in English, German and Italian under: benjamingeissler.de