The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfrid Israel

Poster for 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.

71 minutes
Yonatan Nir

Shown at

  1. 11th Annual Austin Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  2. 27th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  3. Augusta Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  4. Charlotte Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  5. Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema - 2017
  6. Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  7. Indianapolis Israeli Film Festival - 2018
  8. Israeli Film Festival at the Weinstein JCC - 2019
  9. Jüdisches Filmfestival Wien - 2019
  10. Long Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  11. Maine Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  12. Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  13. New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  14. PJFF Fall Festival - 2017
  15. SERET - The UK Israeli Film & TV Festival - 2019
  16. SERET the London Israeli Film & TV Festival - 2018
  17. Seret: The Amsterdam Israeli Film and Television Festival - 2018
  18. St. Louis Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  19. Tucson International Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  20. UK Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  21. Vancouver Jewish Film Festival - 2017

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