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Film Screening: Stalag Luft III – One Man’s Story
November 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm$12
Stalag Luft III – One Man’s Story
In honor of Veteran’s Day, all are invited to a screening of the multi-award-winning documentary film STALAG LUFT III – ONE MAN’S STORY in the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium. The central subject is St. Paul man Charles Woehrle. The film is directed and produced by his niece Louise Woehrle, whose father Richard ‘Fritz’ is Charles’ identical twin.
Told by WWII U.S. Eighth Air Force Bombardier Lt. Charles Woehrle, one of 10,000 prisoners in Stalag Luft III, depicted in the iconic film ‘The Great Escape.’ At age 93, this remarkable man and gifted storyteller take us from Pine City, Minnesota to war-torn Europe as he relives his experiences with vivid detail that include, his B-17 getting shot down, capture by the Nazis, and surviving two long years of uncertainty and tremendous hardship as a prisoner of war. A saga filled with grit and grace, Charles Woehrle of the ‘The Mighty Eighth’ is one of the countless heroes from the Greatest Generation who has much to teach us about war and about life.