THE ESSENTIAL LINK: THE STORY OF WILFRID ISRAEL
This intriguing documentary brings to light the little-known story of Wilfrid Israel, a remarkable individual who has been largely forgotten by history despite his having been instrumental in saving the lives of thousands of Jews in Nazi Germany, and playing a key role in initiating and organizing the Kindertransport rescue operation that transported thousands of Jewish children to safety in Britain. A wealthy Jewish businessman and avid art collector, Israel was a member of one of Germany’s most prominent Jewish families and was acquainted with some of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Yet, curiously, little is known about his personal life and heroic endeavors. Why did his story remain untold? What was there to hide? Unraveling the elusive mystery behind this unsung hero becomes personal for award-winning filmmaker Yonatan Nir (Dolphin Boy, My Hero Brother, Picture of his Life), as he takes us on an adventure in search of this extraordinary man, and the real reasons for his disappearance from history.
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With film director Yonatan Nir
Monday, November 9th at 8:30 PM
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