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A recounting of the rescue of 50,000 Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust by their friends and neighbors. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Jacky Comforty 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jacky Comforty 
Lisa Comforty 

Produced by
Gail Sonnenfeld .... associate producer
Original Music by
Stuart Rosenberg 
Cinematography by
Yoav Ben-David 
Sid Lubitsch 
Ivan Varimezov 
Film Editing by
Jacky Comforty 
Lissa Oliver 

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Also Known As:
"The Story of the Rescue of the Jews of Bulgaria" - International (English title)
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Germany:83 min
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Very good documentary, 30 January 2002
Author: Ivan Top from NY, US

The director must have done a lot of work on this film. It is fairly interesting. I saw the film with friends of mine yesterday and I am just wondering why this film has never been rated by anyone. If you get the chance to see it and you are interested in non-rational deeds which we call humanity, go ahead.

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