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White House to hold screening of HBO film ‘Survivor’ to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

A scene from the 2022 HBO film Survivor. (Screen capture/YouTube)
A scene from the 2022 HBO film Survivor. (Screen capture/YouTube)

The White House announces that US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will hold their first official movie screening this evening, showing the HBO film “Survivor” to mark Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The film tells the story of Jewish boxer Harry Haft who was deported to Auschwitz and forced to fight in order to survive.

The film’s director, producers, lead actor, and representatives of the American Jewish community will attend the screening, the White House says.

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