In 1938, thirty-two nations met at the Evian Conference to find new
homes for endangered European Jews. Only one, the Dominican Republic ruled
by dictator Rafael Trujillo, offered sanctuary. In 1940, a group
of Jews escaping the Nazi terror found a haven on this beautiful Caribbean
island. This courageous community's story of flight and relief is
told within the context of the joys and conflicts of contemporary life.
"Well-edited and visually stunning."-Medium
30 min., #127, Color, DVD, $29.95
The Last Refuge:
The Story of the Jewish Refugees in Shanghai
As Hitlerís plan to
eradicate the Jewish People was becoming abundantly clear, millions of
European Jews were desperately seeking refuge in any country that would accept
them. Under pressure from Nazi Germany, most countries closed their doors to
them, except for Shanghai, China, a city that most European Jews had never
heard of. Shanghai became the only place in the world that required no entry
visas or permits. Thus, from 1938 to 1942, about 18,000 Jews successfully
escaped to Shanghai.
Like many untold stories in the history of mankind, the story of the Shanghai
Jewish Refugees has its unique significance, which, in this film is revealed
by the survivors' first-hand accounts, scholarly analysis, and valuable
historical stock footage.
50 min., #184, Color, DVD, $39.95