Films screening at this event

Wilfrid Israel: The Essential Link

original title
האיש הנעלם: הסיפור של וילפריד ישראל
Yonatan Nir
71 min

Despite saving the lives of thousands of Jews, taking an integral role in the Kindertransport and working in partnership with the British intelligence, Wilfrid Israel is, for the most part, a forgotten hero. As the wealthy owner of one of Berlin’s largest department stores and an avid art collector, Israel was a high profile yet deeply enigmatic figure. Wilfrid Israel: The Essential Link explores not only Israel’s remarkable rescue operations but also the reasons they had been kept secret for so long.

Official Selection: Doc Aviv 2017
Official Selection: Berlin Jewish Film Festival
Official Selection: Toronto Jewish Film Festival