Man Without a Homeland - The story of Eggi Lewysohn

Ages 15+ Subtitles in English

 

DVD

$12.00

Eggi (Ernst-Günther) Lewysohn was born in 1924 in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland). With the rise of Nazism, his family experienced the exclusion of German Jewry from German society until their complete loss of civil rights. In 1935 his father was fired from his job and the family's financial situation worsened. Eggi was forced to leave his school and to study in a Jewish school. In the streets, he was often subjected to violent beatings by German teenagers. After Kristallnacht, Eggi joined the agricultural training group of "Youth Aliya" in order to reach Palestine. In November 1939 together with other members of the group, he left Germany for Denmark where he worked on a farm owned by the Sondergars family, who treated him as a son. In October 1943, Eggi was caught by the Germans and together with 500 other Jews transported by train to the Theresienstadt ghetto. In the ghetto he worked at paving roads, unloading gravel from train cars and farming.

A 57 minutes film (DVD)

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