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Dear Fredy

original title
פרדי היקר
Director
Rubi Gat
Country
Israel
Year
2017
Duration
73 min

As a Jewish gay man, Fredy Hirsch defied the stereotypes that came to define homosexuals and Jews in Nazi Europe. He was an accomplished athlete and a non-intellectual, who did not hide his sexual identity. A beloved PE teacher and youth leader, first at Theresienstadt and later at Auschwitz, he used his charisma and connections with SS officers to make life a little easier for the children he supervised, shielding them, even if temporarily, from the horrors outside. Featuring rare images and interviews, this powerful documentry is a moving tribute to a true hero.

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