Victor ‘Young’ Perez – film

Wednesday 4 May 2016. 8 pm. Victor Young Perez (1 hr 43 mins). 2013 film by Jacques Ouaniche (French, English subtitles). On Yom Hashoah, Harif is proud to present the astonishing and harrowing story of Victor “Young” Perez, a Tunisian Jewish boxer, who became the World Flyweight Champion in the 1930s and later became the youngest world champion in boxing history ! Perez was arrested in Paris on September 21, 1943 and detained in the Drancy internment camp, France, before being transported to Auschwitz. Whilst there he was forced to participate in boxing matches for the amusement of the Nazis. By 1945, Victor had survived 140 bouts in 15 months and won 139! Perez was one of the prisoners on the “Death March that left the camp on January 18, 1945. 8pm Holland Park Synagogue, W11 4RB. Booking £8 in advance via PayPal, £10 at the door. or ring Michelle on 07931 660931.