Surviving Hitler: A Love Story

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Q&A with director John-Keith Wasson! Winner of the Inspiration Award at the 2010 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

As a teenager in Nazi Germany, Jutta is shocked to discover she is Jewish. She joins the German resistance and meets Helmuth, an injured soldier. The two become sweethearts and soon co-conspirators in the plot to assassinate Hitler. This would sound like a pitch for a Hollywood blockbuster were it not all true. Surviving Hitler: A Love Story is in fact a harrowing tale of war, resistance and survival. At the center of the documentary is a love story for the ages, with riveting narration by Jutta herself, original 8mm footage (shot by Helmuth) and, miraculously, a happy ending. — Jay Rosenblatt

BONUS: SURVIVING HITLER: A LOVE STORY will be preceded by the short film LETTERS HOME (9 min), directed by Melissa Hacker. Letters Home is created around letters written by Melissa’s great-aunt Freda as she traveled through Germany and Austria in 1945 as a member of the American Army’s Women’s Army Corps.

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 66 minutes
  • Director John-Keith Wasson

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