From 24 to 30 January, ‘The Star of Andra and Tati’ will be available on the Rai Play platform, an Italian animated film inspired by the story of the sisters Alessandra and Tatiana Bucci to tell the drama of the Shoah to the children. The German subtitles were financed by the Italian Cultural Institute of Hamburg and the Italian Cultural Institute of Cologne.
The two sisters, who were four and six years old respectively in 1944, were deported to the Auschwitz extermination camp together with their mother Mira Perlow, their aunt and their little cousin. They managed to survive because Dr Mengele mistook them for twins and therefore decided to take them to the Kinderblock, the barracks for children destined for eugenics experiments. Andra and Tatiana took refuge in having been brought together, becoming each other’s family, protecting each other from the horrors of the camp. Once adults and survivors of the Holocaust tragedy, they bore witness to the events, especially to children, giving numerous interviews in Italy and abroad.
‘The Star of Andra and Tati’ was directed by Rosalba Vitellaro and Alessandro Belli, with drawings by Annalisa Corsi. The medium-length film lasts 26 minutes and was made by Rai Ragazzi and Larcadarte in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, University and Research. Thanks to the latter’s collaboration, the work was also used last year as teaching material in schools. The vocal cast includes Laura Morante (the girls’ mother), Leo Gullotta (the father) and Loretta Goggi in the role of narrator.
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