Deborah Fletcher Blum, a filmmaker and relative of Carl Laemmle, who founded Universal Studios, longs to learn about the families he rescued from the Holocaust.
Finding three families and learning their stories fuels her journey to Southern Germany, where Deborah confronts the past.
Deborah studied history, English, photography and painting at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design. She graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in English, trained to be a Waldorf Teacher and then traveled to Africa to teach in a Waldorf school outside Nairobi. She speaks Swahili and helped register the school with the Kenyan government.
In 2000, she returned to Los Angeles, where she grew up and began researching her family's roots, which led to the making of this film.
Warren grew up in Los Angeles, earned a B.A. in Music at Sonoma State University and graduated Cum Laude from Loyola Law School. He passionately pursued his love for music and film while practicing law. Now, a real estate owner, he continually learns new media and technology. He has scored several films and directed and produced several short films.
Sandy Einstein began researching his father’s story in 2009 and discovered that he received an affidavit from Carl Laemmle. He then used his experience as a successful promoter of rock bands - including Journey and Mr. Big - to promote awareness of Carl Laemmle's humanitarian accomplishment rescuing German Jews from the Holocaust. Sandy succeeded in having articles published in the Jewish Journal, Tablet, The New York Times and publications in the U.K. and Israel and has been involved in the making of this film from the beginning.
Dr. Berenbaum, Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, California, is a renounced Holocaust scholar. The author of numerous books on Holocaust history, Dr. Berenbaum has served as co-producer, executive producer and consultant on Holocaust documentaries, including One Survivor Remembers, which earned an Academy Award. He provided consultations on the film and appears is interviewed at the Holocaust Museum Los Angeles, where he speaks on the situation in Germany in the 1930's.
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