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Directed by Claus Räfle

Germany 2017 110 mins. In German

In June 1943, Germany infamously declared Berlin “judenfrei”—“free of Jews.” But there were still 7,000 Jews living in the Nazi capital: hiding in attics, basements, and warehouses, protected by courageous Berliners, street smarts, and luck in trying to avoid deportation. Only 1,700 lived to liberation. Blending interviews with dramatic re-enactments, The Invisibles reveals the untold stories of four who survived the war by hiding in plain sight. Hanni dyes her hair blonde to pass as Aryan, Cioma uses his art skills to forge passports in exchange for food rations, teen Eugene is handed to a succession of anti-Nazi families, and Ruth poses as a war widow.

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