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A Story of a Survivor, Not a Hero.

Filmmaker Robert Young. Young's new movie, "Triumph of the Spirit," tells the true-life story of a young fighter who was imprisoned at Auschwitz during the Second World War. While being held there, the Nazis forced him to box other prisoners, the loser being sent to the death ovens. The film stars Willem Dafoe, Robert Loggia, and Edward James Olmos. Young's earlier credits include "Dominick and Eugene" and "The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez."

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Other segments from the episode on February 6, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 6, 1990: Interview with Robert Young; Commentary on Rabbit Brown; Interview with Budd Schulberg; Review of Ann Beattie's novel "Picturing Will."

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