Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Secret Jews of Berlin | World War 2 Documentary | Timeline

It is commonly assumed that most Jews in Germany during the Second World War were exterminated, worked to death or saved ‘Schindler style’ by Gentiles.

A surprisingly high number from one city defied the odds and saved themselves. The Jews who survived in Berlin were vibrant, devious, clever and very, very lucky. Five of them tell their stories and reveal their survival techniques. Cantankerous, egotistical and irresistible, the outstanding spirit that helped them survive is still undimmed. This programme is more than just a wartime human interest story. It seeks to show that not all wartime Jews were passive, obedient victims. They were real people who knew how to fight back.