a film by Hannes Gellner & Thomas Draschan
World Premiere: Jewish Filmweek Vienna 2006
Austria/France // 2006 // 74min // Digital
France 1942 - 1944. The deportation of more than 11,000 Jewish children towards Nazi concentration camps. Serge and Beate Klarsfeld, the well-known Nazi hunters, present new material from detailed historical research. The two Austrian directors, Hannes Gellner and Thomas Draschan, follow the "Klarsfeld method" and tell the personal stories of some of the victims so that they do not remain anonymous numbers.
Detailed interviews with six survivors who were then children or teenagers and who only just managed to escape death at the hands of the Nazis, combine personal fate with historical facts. Their stories highlight the involvement of the Vichy regime in the Nazi deportation policy and Serge Klarsfeld recalls the prominent role of Austrian Nazis in the implementation of the "final solution" in France.
|Written & directed by, camera
Hannes Gellner & Thomas Draschan
Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
Thomas Draschan, Hannes Gellner
KGP, AMOUR FOU Vienna
Oberösterreich, Stadt Wien Kultur