Story of a group of more than 300 American soldiers who were captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge. Because the soldiers were either Jewish or, to the Germans, "looked" Jewish, they were sent to concentration camps instead of POW camps, where many of them subsequently died. Director Charles Guggenheim, who is Jewish, was himself a member of the unit that was captured, but an illness he contracted before the unit left for the front lines caused him to be left behind, and he was not with them when the Nazis captured them. Written by
Did You Know?
The credited cast members from Al Abrams
through Gerald Zimand
are listed in the end credits under the words "Those Who Were There". Some are interviewed, while others known to have died are shown only in photographs. Those with the (credit only) attribute are believed to have died during their incarceration. See more
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.123