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On 23 August 2020, the Jewish Museum Berlin is opening its new core exhibition. Until then the museum will be closed for renovations.

"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

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You can order this publication by contacting:

Janine Lehmann
T +49 (0)30 259 93 410
F +49 (0)30 259 93 409
info@jmberlin.de