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In addition to the activities in the U.S., Secret Courage has been screened or made available on DVD in seven countries:


The film is represented by TDM Entertainment in Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands.

Duplicated with Dutch sub-titles, almost 4,000 DVDs have been distributed through retail sales outlets in the three countries.


Secret Courage was featured at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, the largest Jewish Festival (by attendance) in North America.

The United Kingdom

Secret Courage was screened at the London Jewish Cultural Center, the Imperial War Museum and the U.K. Office of Facing History and Ourselves.


The film was screened at the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival and at the Goethe Institute in Tel Aviv. It has been accepted into the archives at Yad Vashem.


The film was screened in Luedenscheid, Walter Suskind’s birthplace, on the 100th anniversary of his birth, in October 2006.

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