DISPLACED: MIRACLE AT ST. OTTILIEN

DISPLACED: MIRACLE AT ST. OTTILIEN

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 2040
    Format: DVD

    Directed by John Michalczyk
    2002, color, 46 mins.
    Purchase: $310 Classroom Rental: $125


    This documentary is based on the true experiences of U.S. Army privates Edward Herman and Robert Hilliard, who were stationed in Germany at the close of WWII. They discovered the horrendous treatment of displaced Jews in St. Ottilien, a displaced persons camp run by the U.S. military. In an effort to alleviate the suffering, the two GIs stole food from their own mess and smuggled it into the camp. Then the two soldiers started a letter writing campaign, which caught the attention of President Harry Truman, who ordered an investigation that led to the end of the abuse.

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