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SAVIORS IN THE NIGHT (Unter Bauerm)



The riveting, real-life drama of a Jewish family who found refuge with Westphalian farmers during WWII, Saviors in the Night is a powerful, humanity-affirming story in the face of barbarism. The Spiegel family escapes the last of the death camp deportations and is offered safe hiding for nearly 3 years by salt-of-the-earth German peasants who reject fascism and put themselves at grave risk without hesitation. Danger lurks constantly as SS officers, Nazi youth groups and frightened citizens threaten to expose the refugees and their protectors. Today, the names of these courageous farmers are immortalized at the Yad Vashem memorial in Israel. Based on the memoirs of the now 97-year-old Marga Spiegel, Saviors in the Night is a refreshingly unsentimental memorial to these silent heroes.

Winner of the New York Jewish Film Festival Audience Choice Award for Best Feature.

GUEST: DIRECTOR LUDI BOEKEN

Generously underwritten by The Flaum Family: Generation to Generation and Josephine and Simon Braitman.

Monday, July 26
6:15pm, Little Theatre


Director: Ludi Boeken
Country: Germany
Running Time: 95 min.
Year: 2009
Language: German/French/English w/ subtitles
Genre: Narrative