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A TEST OF CIVILIZATION

Director(s):
Katharina Otto-Bernstein
Producer(s):
Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Keith Barish, Debi Wisch, Oleg Dubson

In the summer of 1938, against the backdrop of an encroaching war, President Roosevelt sends his top negotiator George Rublee to Nazi Germany to bargain for the safe emigration of German and Austrian Jews. A tale of life and death, the film juxtaposes Rublee’s efforts to outmaneuver Hitler with the story of Adolf Markus, a young Jewish father from Linz, whose family is caught in the middle of the negotiations.