Deborah Fletcher Blum studied English, history, and film theory at Brown University, while also pursing her passion for art at Rhode Island School of Design by taking courses in painting and photography. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in English and then trained to be a Waldorf/Steiner teacher with the goal of teaching overseas.
After getting involved with documentary photography, world travel, social action and development projects in Mexico and Kenya, she moved overseas to teach in Kenya for three years with her daughter.
Upon returning to Los Angeles, she met Warren Blum and began researching her family history - how else would she explain how she was related to this famous Hollywood personality?
One thing led to another, and Warren and Deborah began making a film together to document and share all of Deborah's incredible findings and to tell the world about Carl Laemmle's incredible philanthropy!
Warren Ira Blum earned a B.A. in Music at Sonoma State University and graduated Cum Laude from Loyola Law School. He began playing piano as a teenager and has scored several short films and a feature that premiered at Dances With Films (Donald and Dot Clock). Warren also wrote, directed and produced short films using real film.
When he met Deborah, he did not know that her passion for historical research and getting to the bottom of her family history would take over his life, but luckily they are married, so she can make it up to him by cooking some really good dinners once in a while!
Sandy Einstein began researching his father, Hermann’s story, in 2009. Sandy discovered his father, Hermann, was rescued by Carl Laemmle and began contacting producers about making a film about Carl Laemmle and the lives he saved despite opposition from the U.S. State Department.
A very successful promoter, now retired, Sandy parlayed his skill for networking, promotion, writing and research and succeeded in having numerous articles published on Carl Laemmle's humanitarian efforts in publications world wide.
Dr. Berenbaum, Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, California, is a world-renounced Holocaust scholar.
The author of books on Holocaust history and the executive producer of Holocaust documentaries, including One Survivor Remembers, which earned an Academy Award, Professor Berenbaum serves as historical consultant on this film and for that we are deeply grateful.
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