The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfrid Israel

Not a great deal of archival material about Wilfrid Israel has survived but, with the aid of photographs, a few documents, eyewitness interviews, and archival material relating to the rise of the Nazis, Yonatan Nir and his colleagues have created a fascinating picture of a man who was driven by his determination to save as many lives as possible. He saw the writing on the wall long before the great majority of German Jews and decided to use his great wealth for the rescue of as many people as possible. For example, he provided the finance for the creation of a children's settlement in Palestine, helped hundreds of his employees to emigrate (paying them two years' wages!), and not only inspired the Kindertransport movement but supported the operation financially.

Year:
2016
Length:
71 minutes
Country:
Director:
Yonatan Nir
Poster for The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfrid Israel

Shown at

  1. 11th Annual Austin Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  2. Charlotte Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  3. Indianapolis Israeli Film Festival - 2018
  4. Israeli Film Festival at the Weinstein JCC - 2019
  5. Long Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  6. Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  7. New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  8. SERET the London Israeli Film & TV Festival - 2018
  9. Seret: The Amsterdam Israeli Film and Television Festival - 2018
  10. St. Louis Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  11. Tucson International Jewish Film Festival - 2018

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