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.
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,
In German only
for the Jewish Museum Berlin
Groothuis, Lohfert, Consorten
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Book Series: Zeitzeugnisse (Testimonies) from the Jewish Museum Berlin (7)
Zeitzeugnisse (Testimonies) from the Jewish Museum Berlin
Objects and documents from our collections bring to life specific periods, topics, and experiences from German-Jewish history.
Jewish Forced Laborers at Ehrich & Graetz
Book about forced labor at the metal and electric goods manufacturer in Berlin's Treptow district
Built of Contradictions
The Diary of Gertrud Bleichröder from the Year 1888
"Dem Deutschen Volke" (To the German People)
The Story of the Loevy Bronze Foundry (Exhibition Publication)
"For the Pampered Audience"
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