BIDDEFORD — A University of New England filmmaker who produced a film about the Holocaust is up for two New England Emmys.

Daniel Lambert produced and directed the documentary “Max: Surviving the Holocaust.” Made with the support of UNE’s Center for Global Humanities, the film was nominated in two Emmy categories: Best Historical/ Cultural Program/Special and Best Editor Program.

“Max: Surviving the Holocaust” is based on a series of interviews Lambert conducted with Portland resident and Holocaust survivor Max Slabotzky.

The film recounts, in Slabotzky’s own words, his time in hiding during the Nazi occupation of his native Belgium, his capture by the S.S., and his survival at the Auschwitz concentration camp as a young boy.

Slabotzky, who was only 14 when he was sent to the concentration camp, described the fear and uncertainty he felt when he was separated from his parents and brother.

“It was an honor to tell this important story and share Max’s experiences through film,” said Lambert.

The New England Emmy Awards are presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Boston/New England chapter. Winners will be announced at the 39th Boston/New England Emmy Awards Ceremony on June 4.

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