Entered into Best Use of Footage in a History Feature by Roche Productions
In the summer of 1939 a major enquiry was launched by three professors of the University of Harvard, addressing Germans who had fled their country since Adolf Hitler came to power. They were to describe their lives in Germany “before and after January 30th, 1933”, and say why they chose exile.
Men and women of all ages, Jews, but also Protestants, Catholics, non-believers, political opponents, resistants of all kinds… The thousands of pages they covered with their writing and sent from the four corners of the globe have mostly been overlooked until today. This exceptional survey, carried out in the immediate aftermath, lets us hear their voices for the first time.