- Now Showing
- Support Us
- Film Awards
- Film Library
- About Us
“Another eloquent triumph for the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Moriah Films.”
Narrated by Academy Award®-winner Sir Ben Kingsley, Unlikely Heroes chronicles the yet untold stories of Jewish resistance and individual heroism throughout the Nazi Holocaust. The film utilizes rare film and photos discovered in archives across Europe, and enhanced by weeks of newly filmed sequences in the locations where many of these stories actually occurred.
For most people, the idea of Jewish resistance or defiance during the Holocaust is limited to the heroism of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and a few isolated acts throughout World War II. Contrary to the view of some that Jews caught in the terror of Hitler's Europe were passive, Moriah Films latest documentary feature presents previously unknown stories of extraordinary men and women who exemplified the highest level of courage and human dignity during the most desperate days of the Holocaust.
Unlikely Heroes highlights seven extraordinary people whose unique and inspiring stories will add a new chapter to the story of Jewish resistance:
Running time 1 hr, 56 min.
Sir Ben Kingsley
Director of Photography
Original music score composed and conducted by
Matthew Asner and Lorraine Salk
Written and Produced by
Richard Trank and Rabbi Marvin Hier