The Israel Film Service Collection

Children of Villa Emma

57 Minutes, 1983
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Directed by: Nissim Dayan
Cast: Michael Warshaviak, Rachel Dayan, Yaron London, Rami Baruch
Production:Nathan Ben Ari, Igal Efrati
Production Company:Israel Film Service
Photographer: Samuel Calderon
Original Music: Ilan Harel
Narrator: Yaron London
Languages: Hebrew, , English, , French
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A docu-drama film by the Israeli Film Service. This film tells the story of a Jewish children’s group who escaped deportation to the concentration camps and found refuge in the Italian town of Nonantola. The film is based on true events, told in a book under the same name. The book’s author, Yosef Ithai, was a youth counselor who took responsibility for the children along with the assistance of the Delasem organization. The group managed to survive with the help of the town folk until the German invasion of Italy. During the scanning of the town by Nazi forces, the group hid in the monastery and avoided capture. When the town was no longer safe, the group struggled but managed to cross the border to Switzerland. Afterwards, the children made Aliyah to Palestina.


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