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  (in credits order)
Michael Hanrahan ... Narrator (voice: English version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Werner Angress ... Himself
Victor Brombert ... Himself

Marlene Dietrich ... Herself (archive footage)

Albert Einstein ... Himself (archive footage)
Philip Glaessner ... Himself
Hans Peter Hallwachs ... Narrator (voice)
Fred Howard ... Himself
Si Lewen ... Himself
Thomas Mann ... Himself (archive footage)
Rudy Michaels ... Himself
Morris Parloff ... Himself
Richard Schifter ... Himself
Hans Spear ... Himself
Guy Stern ... Himself

Directed by
Christian Bauer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christian Bauer 

Produced by
Christian Bauer .... executive producer
Dagmar Biller .... producer
Bill Howard .... executive producer: Discovery Wings
Patricia Phillips .... executive producer
Donna Zuckerbrot .... producer
Original Music by
Aaron Davis 
John Lang 
Cinematography by
Dietrich Mangold (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Kazala 
Production Management
Jan Bullerdieck .... production manager
Josie Crimi .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna Zöllner .... assistant director (as Anna Zoellner)
Art Department
Florian Siegrist .... graphic artist: title
Greg Robertson .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Steph Carrier .... sound re-recording mixer (as Stephan Carrier)
Stacy Coutts .... sound re-recording assistant
Robert Di Gioia .... sound recordist: narration
Joseph Doane .... assistant sound editor
Paul Germann .... sound editor
Ed Segeren .... senior sound technical engineer
Harald Stuckmann .... sound recordist
Sebastian Wagner .... sound recordist
Editorial Department
Paul Deakin .... on-line editor
Lorraine Grant .... colorist (as Lorraine Grant-Dipasquale)
Sue Howard .... assistant editor
Wolfgang Landgraeber .... commissioning editor: WDR
Claudia Schreiner .... commissioning editor: MDR
Hubert von Spreti .... commissioning editor: BR
Other crew
Klaus Albrecht .... production finance director
Lea Bauer .... production office
Maria Duncan .... production finance director
Michael Erhard .... production office
Sonja Hachenberger .... production office
Richard Hanet .... business and legal affairs
Bob Hartman .... business analyst (as Robert Hartman)
Michael Kot .... production executive: History Television
Toby Sax .... production accountant
Martin Sell .... production coordinator
Helen Weiss .... researcher
Anna Zöllner .... researcher (as Anna Zoellner)

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Germany:43 min (TV version) | Hong Kong:90 min | USA:90 min (theatrical version)
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[first lines]
title cards:Between 1933 and 1939, countless Germans, Austrians, and Czechoslovakians flee their home countries. For them, a visa to the United States is the most valuable document in the world.
Guy Stern:I emigrated to America in October 1939. Germany permitted people like myself to leave, provided you didn't have very much. We arrived in New York with $3 - my mother had $3 and I had $3. America was a fantasy at that point, which turned out to be a reality.
Guy Stern:[lecturing] Who were the first ones who did any stock-taking of what was emerging unique in literary history abroad? Because, if you look at the tradition of literature...
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2 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Hitler & his party were MORONS, 22 June 2009
Author: eric-1501 from United States

Not only was it stupid to strike out militarily and try to conquer the world, not only was it moronic for the leader of a nation to cast himself in the role of messiah, not only was it idiocy of the first order to practice a religion of racial superiority, the Nazi's and their fuehrer were incredibly foolish to expel and kill the Jews! This little documentary demonstrates how effectively German Jews were able to help bring down the Third Reich during WWII by effectively interrogating German POW's the allies had captured, getting Wermacht soldiers to surrender and such. Had Hitler had the Jews on his side, had he cultivated them for the loyal citizens they were and mined their fantastic intellect, he may have built a better Germany. But, meglo- maniacs never use logic nor practice humility.

This movie was sobering in some of the vivid descriptions of combat and other realities of war, just as much as it made you realize that there are some wars that cannot be avoided if we wish to maintain civilization. More wars like that will come.

It was also great fun to see so many of these old guys enjoying life and having kept sharp mentally after all these years and all those experiences.

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