Mohamed and Anna: In Plain Sight
The TV educational article 'Muhamed and Anna in Plain Sight' brings the remarkable story of Dr. Muhamed Helmy, an Egyptian doctor who lived in Germany and was recognized in Israel as the first and only Arab 'Righteous among the Nations'. Ronen Steinke, a journalist from Munich, reveals Dr. Helmy's incredible story: In 1920, Helmy traveled from Egypt to Germany to study medicine. He was a humanist, a proud man who did not hesitate to freely state what he thought about the Nazi regime. He lived in central Berlin and practiced medicine. During this time, using extraordinary tricks and deceptions, he saved a Jewish girl named Anna Boros, at great risk to his own life. The movie was shot in the authentic Berlin locations during winter of 2017, when the frozen streets are mostly empty and echo the complex history of this city. The movie incorporates rare photographs and archive film clips shot in Berlin during the 1930's and 1940's.