TRAILER | The Schoolgirl The Nazis And The Purple Triangles

The true story of a young girl's  courageous stand against the Nazis. Based on the book Facing The Lion

Award Winning untold story of World War 2, looking at the Nazi persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses as seen through the eyes of a schoolgirl. Jehovah's Witnesses were among the first prisoners of concentration camps for their refusal to say "Heil Hitler", join the army, or participate in the Nazi way of life. Based on the book "Facing The Lion"- Memoirs of a Girl in Nazi Europe by Simone Arnold Liebster


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100,000 views on YouTube.

***Ffresh Film Doc Award 2013 Winner *** 

*** Ffresh Works Film Award Winner*** 

The investigation of the story was thorough and compelling and I was left wanting to find out more on the subject. The management of the archive material was intriguing and the edit flowed beautifully. The sound design and music were also well managed with considered intelligence.
— Andrew Kötting, Award winning filmmaker and Ffresh Film Awards 2013 Judge
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Featuring 50 minutes bonus footage

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Facing the Lion

The documentary is based on the true life story of Simone Arnold Liebster and her book Facing the Lion

Directed by Royal Television Society award winning filmmaker Jonny Lewis and Aiden Bloodworth.

Also available at the United States Holocaust Memorial  Museum

The film has been viewed 95,000 times on Youtube. The Open University and Yad Vashem in Israel featured a portion of the film in recent presentations on "Non-Jewish victims of the Nazi regime" and parts of the film have been screened by National Israeli television. The film has also been used around the world in schools by teachers of the Holocaust as well as by the Arnold-Liebster Foundation in educating students about the Nazi persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The film is also available at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Beyond Camps And Forced Labour 2018 will screen the documentary as part of The Nazis and The Purple Triangles Panel 22 Thursday, 11th Jan 2018 (Thursday, 15:30-17:00)