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Title The mascot [electronic resource] / by Caneva Media Production.

Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (60 min.).
Series Filmakers library online
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011).
Summary As a a five-year-old Russian orphan in World War II, Alex Kurzem had been found by Latvian soldiers, made their mascot and given a new name and birthdate. But Alex was actually a Jew, kept alive by those who were exterminating his people. With his real identity hidden, he became a poster boy for the Nazi ideal and was taken into a Latvian family, who later migrated to Australia. For fifty years, Alex lived a quiet, suburban life in Melbourne, marrying and raising three sons. He never revealed his shocking history to anyone, until in 1996, a series of events led him on a quest back to Europe with his son, filmmaker Mark Kurzem. There, he rediscovered his past and found relatives he never suspected he had. On his return to Australia, those revelations would be met with surprise, even denial, and raise difficult and emotional questions. The film explores Alex's search for his true history and the unexpected impact that had on his family, community and his own sense of identity.
Audience For College; Adult audiences.
Other formats Previously released as DVD.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2011. (Filmakers library online). Available via World Wide Web.
Language notes This edition in English.
Other author Kurzem, Mark. Producer. Narrator.
Kurzem, Alex, 1936-
Caneva Media Production. Producer.
Subject Kurzem, Alex, 1936-
Holocaust survivors.
Jewish children in the Holocaust -- Latvia -- Rīga -- Biography.
Documentary films.