My life in Hitler's Germany, a film by Jérôme Prieur
In the summer of 1939, a major survey was launched by three Harvard professors among Germans who had gone into exile since Hitler came to power: they had to tell their lives in Germany "before and after January 30, 1933", and why they had chosen exile.
They are men and women of all ages, Jews, but also Protestants, Catholics, without religion, political opponents, resistance fighters of all kind... The thousands of pages they have written and sent from all over the world have remained largely ignored until today.
Based on films of that period shot by amateurs, this documentary makes us hear the voices of those women and men who managed to flee the Nazi country in time.
Documentary, France, 2018, 2 x 52 min, Roche Productions / Arte France - Toute l'Histoire.
This film received the support of the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah.
First broadcasting : January 2019 on Arte
Order the DVD box including My life in Hitler's Germany (2 x 52 min.) and The Hitler's Games, Berlin, 1936, also directed by Jérôme Prieur (90 min.)