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WFU documentary goes global: By 14, Petr Ginz had written five novels and a diary about the Nazi occupation of Prague. By 16, he had produced more than 170 drawings and paintings, edited an underground magazine in the Terezin Ghetto and boarded a train to the gas chamber at Auschwitz.

But a new Wake Forest Documentary Film Program movie, “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz” is a story of celebration as well as tragedy. The film uses the teen’s vivid artwork and creative writing to showcase his imagination, even as his world crumbled around him.

The United Nations has produced a companion study guide for this film to teach teens around the world about the Holocaust.

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