The Essential Link

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Documentary – Israel

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 4:00 PM, followed by a panel discussion, at the Roxy Theatre

Sponsored by the Victoria Shoah Project

Who was Wilfrid Israel? And who was afraid of him?
The Essential Link tells the remarkable story of this 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 central but unacknowledged role in the Kindertransport operation. Despite all he did to save his fellow Jews, little is known about Wilfred Israel’s personal life and heroic endeavours.
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.

Directed by Yonatan Nir
77 mins.

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