The essential link

The essential link

Director: Yonatan Nir

Screening time: 08.04.2018. 18:30

Screening location: Kino Tuškanac

Runtime: 71 min

Awards: Santa Barbara International Film Festival Santa Barbara, California DocAviv International Film Festival Tel Aviv Scottsdale International Film Festival Scottsdale, Arizona Awareness Film Festival Los Angeles Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Audience Award


Wilfrid Israel, the owner of Berlin's largest department store and a member of one of Germany’s most prominent Jewish families at the time of Hitler’s rise to power, was one of the great saviors of Jews during the Holocaust.

He helped save thousands of Jewish children through the Kindertransport operation, and secured escape for hundreds of his employees and their family members from Nazi Germany.

The previously unknown story of this extraordinary man, becomes very personal as filmmaker Yonatan Nir takes us on an adventure as he searches for the mysterious hero, and the real reasons for his disappearance from history.

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