Sunday 28th October
In this documentary film, the mysterious life of caricature and mime artist Eddie Vitch is revealed. This is a must-see documentary for all lovers of history, family, survival or war stories.
Eddie Vitch (formerly Ignace Levkovitch) was a talented caricature and mime artist who was famous for his iconic drawings of the silver screen’s biggest stars. In the 1930’s the USA’s Immigration deported him back to Europe where his mime act became a huge success. When Germany invaded France in 1940, he was performing in Paris. The Nazi officers who saw him on stage sent him to perform in Germany by orders of the Propaganda Department.
Throughout WWII, Vitch performed in front of the Nazi elite and the Gestapo in Germany’s most prestigious theatres. His documents identified him as “Levkovitch,” a recognisably Jewish name. The question then emerges: Was Vitch hiding in plain sight, or were the Nazis protecting him?
This film makes clear that what happened decades ago still affects Eddie Vitch’s family today.
Tickets for the film screening can be purchased at the door.