“Cojot: A Second Chance Comes Only Once.” Penn State Professor, Boaz Dvir, Produces a PBS Documentary on Michel Cojot, Narrated by Judd Nelson
"Our lives no longer belong to us alone; they belong to all those who need us desperately." -- ELIE WIESEL
"There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win." -- ELIE WIESEL
" Every Murder Is A Suicide" --ELIE WIESEL
Penn State Professors are— with the leadership of Boaz Dvir— producing a PBS documentary on unsung hero, Michel Cojot, narrated by Judd Nelson.
A preview of the film will be presented by the American Jewish Historical Society on March 23, 2016 in New York City.
The documentary, which Dvir fashions as a “suspenseful character study,” will focus on two pivotal events in Cojot’s life.
One, after his lifelong obsession of hunting down ex-Gestapo Commander, Klaus Barbie. Cojot has a clear shot and when he was about to pull the trigger, Goldberg relates that he was unable to kill Barbie for a number of complex psychological reasons, including a haunting quotation from Elie Wiesel that impeded his action: “Every murder is a suicide.”
The second tells the story of playing a pivotal role in one of history’s most daring and successful hostage-rescue operations.