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31st Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 1 - 11, 2023

Passage To Sweden


Screening Information

June 16 – June 26
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country United States
Year 2021
Running Time 58 MIN
Language English
Subtitles English
Director Suzannah Warlick

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American director Suzannah Warlick answers the question about how the Jews of Sweden were able to escape the destruction of the Holocaust while their counterparts in other Scandinavian countries were rounded up and transported to concentration camps. Despite their supposed neutrality, Sweden continued to trade with Germany throughout the war. This enabled ordinary Swedish citizens and diplomats, including Raoul Wallenberg, to plan and execute—right under the Nazis’ noses—dramatic missions to rescue thousands of Jews caught in occupied Europe.

Presentation Details

Pre-recorded Q & A Director Suzannah Warlick and Participant Chana Sharfstein
Review “Warlick shot 130 hours of material from which she has skillfully woven a treasure trove of archival film footage, photographs and interviews with people who lived in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Hungary through the war years, thereby enabling us to acknowledge the truth that, as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum constantly reminds us, “What You Do Matters.” “ - Moment Magazine

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