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Film Festival: The Essential Link
January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sunday, January 14, 7:00pm
THE ESSENTIAL LINK: THE STORY OF WILFRID ISRAEL
Israel, 2016, 82min., Hebrew/German/English
From filmmaker Yonatan Nir (My Hero Brother), comes the search for a mysterious hero- Wilfrid Israel. As the owner of the largest department store in Berlin and a member of one of Germany’s most prominent Jewish families at the time of Hitler’s rise to power, Wilfrid Israel helped save thousands of Jewish children through the Kindertransport operation and secured escape for hundreds of his employees and their families from Nazi Germany. This documentary brings to the surface a story that seems to have disappeared from history.
Presented by the Weintraub Israel Center
Media Sponsor: Arizona Jewish Post