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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 88 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Walt Disney Television : 1998.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Ken Cameron.
Participant or Performer Note:
Sam Waterston, Mia Farrow, Justin Whalin.
Summary, etc.:
An emotionally charged film about the Danish family who risked their lives to help save their Jewish countrymen from the unspeakable fate about to befall them at the hands of the Nazis during World War II. When word leaked out of the Germans' plan to arrest the Jews at midnight on the eve of rosh Hashanah, the Danes immediately opened their hearts, homes and pocketbooks to help their countrymen. All over Denmark families such as the Kosters -- Karl, Doris and their 18-year-old son Hendrik -- took in refugees and donated money generously. The local hospital in Copenhagen, headed by Dr. Loster, admitted countless "patients" in an attempt to keep more Jews out of Hitler's grasp. Determined to thwart the impending raid, the country banded together with only 48 hours' notice in a remarkable effort to save their homeland's 7500 jews.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Jews > Denmark > Drama.
Jews > Persecutions > Denmark > Drama.
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust > Denmark > Drama.
Denmark > History > German occupation, 1940-1945 > Drama.
Genre: Children's films.

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