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Ingelore Herz Honigstein was born in 1924 to Jewish parents in Kuppenheim Germany. She is deaf. As an expression of their embarrassment over their mute child, her parents ignore her and ... See full summary »

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Frank Stiefel
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Credited cast:
Hanna Schwamborn ... Ingelore
Delaney Miner Delaney Miner ... Ingelore Age 6
Don Franzen Don Franzen ... American Consul
Charles Braverman Charles Braverman ... Speech Therapist
Lawrence Mirisch Lawrence Mirisch ... Dr Vogel (as Larry Mirisch)
Andrea McIntyre Andrea McIntyre ... Nurse
Tim Hartel Tim Hartel ... Nazi Cadet #1
Christoph Förster Christoph Förster ... Nazi Cadet #2
Erik Parlov Erik Parlov ... German Child #1
Kimberly Jescheniak Kimberly Jescheniak ... German Child #2
Robert Ernst Robert Ernst ... German Child #3
Madison Froomer Madison Froomer ... German Child #4
Holden Miller Holden Miller ... German Child #5
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Ingelore Herz Honigstein Ingelore Herz Honigstein ... Herself
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Ingelore Herz Honigstein was born in 1924 to Jewish parents in Kuppenheim Germany. She is deaf. As an expression of their embarrassment over their mute child, her parents ignore her and make no attempt at communication. She is sent to a variety of schools and tutors where she learns the most rudimentary forms of language. At the age of six she says her first word. At the age of twelve she finally constructs a complete sentence. She enters the first grade at the age of 13 and for the first time comes into contact with other deaf children. Her short lived education is interrupted by Kristalnact when she is thrown out of school and sent home. Ingelore offers a unique perspective on the Holocaust. Through her eyes we see the shifts in her classmates and neighbors attitudes. She witnesses her father being taken and then released from Dachau She is raped by Nazi cadets on the streets of Berlin, negotiates for her life with an unfeeling official at the US Consulate in Stuttgart and finally ... Written by Anonymous

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Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Stiefel + Company See more »
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Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)| Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

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Color

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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A gem!
11 May 2011 | by skc_doenutSee all my reviews

I happened upon this little gem of a documentary the other day on HBO, and simply couldn't turn it off. The story of Ingelore Herz Honigstein is an absolutely fresh perspective on WWII. It gives an interesting glimpse at how deaf people were treated before specialized education was as common as it is today. Additionally, her personal journey is itself extraordinary; yet the woman and the film have integrity so you never feel manipulated. It's simply told by the woman herself with wonderful visuals that include historical footage as well as reenactments. It only struck me half-way through that she was doing all the narration herself. How many times have you seen a deaf person tell his/her own story? What an incredible lady!


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