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WHO WAS WILFRID ISRAEL? THE FILM TELLS THE REMARKABLE STORY OF Wilfrid Israel – a wealthy Jewish businessman and owner of Berlin’s largest department store in the 1930’s, who was involved in the saving of tens of thousands of Jews, and played a key role in the Kindertransport operation. Israel was a member of one of Germany’s most prominent Jewish families and acquainted with some of the most influential figures of the 20th century, yet little is known about his personal life and heroic endeavours. Why did his story remain untold? What was there to hide? The mysterious story becomes personal as filmmaker Yonatan Nir takes us on an adventure in search of this extraordinary man, and the real reasons for his disappearance from history.

Guest attending – Director, Yonatan Nir

Susan Albersheim and Steven Barer, in memory of Eugene Albersheim z”l
Phil and Diane Switzer
Art Toft
Ralph Markin and Bob Markin
Harley Rothstein and Eleanor Boyle
Wallenberg-Sugihara Civil Courage Society

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DirectorYonaton Nir
Runtime 71 min
Language English, German and Hebrew with English subtitles
Genre ,