"Unafraid": En Route to Palestine

Tereska Torres's Film Diary from 1947 – From the Series “Testimonies from the Jewish Museum Berlin” (in German)

The feature-length documentary The Illegals is a unique piece of postwar European history and Israel's prehistory. The film by the American war reporter and author Meyer Levin depicts illegal immigration of displaced persons into the Palestine under the British mandate. His small film crew accompanied fugitives on their journey from the ruins of Warsaw to European Displaced Persons Camps to the overfilled ship the Unafraid on its hazardous voyage to Palestine.

Tereska Torres, who later became Levin's wife, played the leading role. During the filming she recorded her observations and dreams in a diary which – translated into German, edited, and historically annotated – has now been published here for the first time.

Details

  • Unerschrocken. Auf dem Weg nach Palästina.
    Tereska Torres' Filmtagebuch von 1947

    ("Unafraid": En Route to Palestine
    Tereska Torres's Film Diary from 1947
    – From the Series “Testimonies
    from the Jewish Museum Berlin”)
    148 pages with 50 illustrations,
    Paperback
    DuMont
    Köln 2004

    ISBN: 3-8321-7890-2
    In German only

  • Editor

    Ronny Loewy
    for the Jewish Museum Berlin

  • Design

    Groothuis, Lohfert, Consorten

  • Price

    5 euros

Book Cover of "Unerschrocken": black and white photograph of a man and a woman standing next to each other, the man is carrying something over his shoulder
You can order this publication by contacting:
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Book Series (7) Zeitzeugnisse (Testimonies) from the Jewish Museum Berlin Show all

Zeitzeugnisse (Testimonies) from the Jewish Museum Berlin

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Family Pictures

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"For the Pampered Audience"

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Easy as that

Jewish Childhood and Youth in Germany after 1945

"Unafraid": En Route to Palestine

En Route to Palestine – Tereska Torres's Film Diary from 1947

Jewish Forced Laborers at Ehrich & Graetz

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