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Based on the novel of the same name by M.Y. Ben-Gavriel, fragments of the destiny of Jewish families and Czech resistence fighters after the German invasion of Slovakia on 15 March 1939, told in connection with documentary recordings.


Kurt Hoffmann was born in 1910 in Freiburg and died in 2001 in Munich. He began his film career as a camera assistant to Siodmak, Schuenzel and Ucicky. He had his directorial debut in 1939 with Bachelor's Paradise (Paradies der Junggesellen), followed by popular film adaptations based on the literary works of such well-known writers as Thomas Mann, Friedrich Duerrenmatt, und Kurt Tucholsky. His films include: Quax, der Bruchpilot (1941), I Often Think of Piroschka (Ich denke oft an Piroschka, 1955), Confessions of Felix Krull (Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull, 1957), The Spessart Inn (Das Wirtshaus in Spessart, 1958), Aren't We Wonderful? (Wir Wunderkinder, 1958), The Castle Gripsholm (Schloss Gripsholm, 1963), Praetorius (Dr. med. Hiob Praetorius, 1964), Rheinsberg (1967), and In the Morning at Seven the World Is Still in Order (Morgens um sieben ist die Welt noch in Ordnung, 1968), among others.
Genre Drama
Category Docu-Fiction
Year of Production 1964
Director Kurt Hoffmann
Screenplay Gerd Angermann
Cinematography Josef Illik
Dagmar Hirtz
Zdenka Liska
Cast Edith Schultze-Westrum, Frantisek Filipovsky, Ladislav Kriz, Wolfgang Kieling, Rosel Schaefer
Producers Heinz Angermeyer, Kurt Hoffmann
Production Companies Independent-Film/Berlin, WDR, in cooperation with MFG Film/Munich, Filmaufbau/Goettingen
Length 108 min
Awards German Film Award 1965