The story of the post World War II Jewish refugee situation from liberation to the establishment of the modern state of Israel.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Freeman ... Narrator (voice)
Israel Lau Israel Lau ... Self - Chief Rabbi of Israel
Livia Shacter Livia Shacter ... Self - Auschwitz Survivor
Abraham Klausner Abraham Klausner ... Self - US Army Chaplain
Winston Churchill ... Self - on V-E Day with Bevin (archive footage)
Ernest Bevin ... Self - Speech After Labour Victory (archive footage)
Harry S. Truman ... Self - Lights Christmas Tree (archive footage)
Clement Attlee Clement Attlee ... Self - Outside 10 Downing St. (archive footage)
Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Self - Visits Feldafing DP Camp (archive footage)
George S. Patton ... Self - Visits Feldafing DP Camp (archive footage)
Herbert Friedman Herbert Friedman ... Self - US Army Chaplain
Hermann Göring ... Self - on Trial, Testifies (archive footage)
Ruth Gruber ... Self - Foreign Correspondent
Harold Katz Harold Katz ... Self - Brichah Volunteer
James Byrnes ... Self - Speech on German Recovery (archive footage) (as James F. Byrnes)


After WWII, Jewish Holocaust survivors are moved into Displaced Persons' camps. After delays, more physical hardship, and years of uncertainty, they are permitted to begin new lives in Israel and the U.S. Written by Eileen Berdon <>

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One of the best documentaries ever!
23 June 2001 | by JakerooSee all my reviews

It was very moving and emotional to see that the agony of the Holocaust didn't stop with the end of WWII. I learned a lot of history and think even more of President Truman than I did before. Conversely, I think less of Patton, Marshall and England for their behavior. It is a tremendous statement of the human spirit and the triumph of Will over Circumstance!

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19 September 1997 (USA) See more »

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Długa droga do domu See more »


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$10,606, 21 September 1997

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