Peter Webber to make a film about the Leica Freedom Train

Peter Webber will make a film about the Leica Freedom Train:

Peter Webber, who helmed the Oscar-nominated “Girl With the Pearl Earring,” is to direct a film about the family behind the Leica camera brand, who helped many Jewish people escape Germany during World War II.

“However, the revolution of the Leica camera is only half of the story,” Webber said. “Hardly anyone is aware that Ernst Leitz II, a Christian and committed democrat, used the family’s company as a gateway to help persecuted Jews escape Germany in World War II. Leitz saved so many people’s lives and never spoke about it. He was a humanitarian in the truest sense of the word.” (Variety)

Leica Freedom Train

Leica and the Jews (Leica Freedom Train)

“One camera, one life” is a short documentary about Leitz family’s efforts to rescue Jews during the Holocaust

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