THE LOST CHILDREN OF BERLIN
A 50-minute documentary for A&E
Recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award In April 1942, the Gestapo shut down the last Jewish school in war-torn Berlin. In April 1996, fifty of its former students traveled from around the world to the recently re-opened school – many unaware if their classmates had survived.
This unprecedented reunion of the Grosse Hamburgerstrasse School weaves together the social and political events of the 1930’s and 1940’s, detailing the Jewish life of pre-war Berlin, the implementation of anti-Semitic policy, and Jewish survival despite Kristallnacht and Hitler’s “Final Solution.”
Hosted by Anthony Hopkins with testimonies compiled by the Shoah Foundation, this A&E Special Presentation gives voice to the victims of Nazi Germany.