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Israeli TV Series About Kids Visiting Nazi Concentration Camps Gets Emmy Award Nomination


avatar by Shiryn Ghermezian

The sign “Arbeit macht frei” (“Work makes you free”) is pictured at the main gate of the former Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland. Reuters/Pawel Ulatowski

A television miniseries produced in Israel about Israeli teens taking a school trip to Nazi concentration camps in Poland has been nominated for this year’s International Emmy Awards in the kids live action category.

Memory Forest, called Kol Od Balevav in Hebrew, was created by Chen Kleiman and directed by Roman Shumunov. It was produced by the Kan Public Broadcast channel.

The series is competing in the kids live action category against Gudetama: An Eggscellent Adventure, a show from Japan; Heartbreak High, a show from Australia; and Tierra Incógnita, a show from Argentina.

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Tuesday revealed the nominees for this year’s awards. The 56 nominees across 14 categories span 20 countries and six continents. The winners will be announced at the 51st International Emmy Awards Gala in New York City on Nov. 20.

Memory Forest is not the only Israeli production up for an International Emmy. In the news and documentary category, Israeli journalist Itai Anghel‘s film about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, titled Last Stop Before Kyiv, has also been nominated.

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