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The Rescuers

Directed by Michael King

USA | 94 minutes | 2011

English, Polish, German, Danish with English subtitles

In this thought-provoking and moving film by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Michael King, we follow historian Sir Martin Gilbert and anti-genocide activist Stephanie Nyombayire, as they give a voice to the 13 international diplomats who saved thousands of Jews during the Second World War. These “rescuers” included Princess Alice in Greece, Selahattin Ulkumen, a Muslim diplomat in Turkey and Raoul Wallberg of Sweden. Gilbert, who has written over 80 books, travels by rail throughout Europe for 35 days with Nyombayire to speak with descendants of some of the diplomats and survivors. The pair are united by personal grief: Gilbert breaks down as he reflects on the deaths of his own relations during the Holocaust. Nyombayire lost 100 relatives during the Rwanda atrocities of the 1990s.
Director Michael King
Countries of Production USA
Year of Presentation 2011
Language(s) English, Polish, German, Danish with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 94 minutes
Principal Cast Agnes Hirschi, Martin Gilbert, Inge Samson
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