Walter Suskind was a German Jew living in Amsterdam who was forced by the Nazis to serve as the Jewish head of deportation
at the Hollandsche Schouwburg (the Jewish Theater site) in Amsterdam. Using his fluent German, his skills as an actor
and businessman, and unfathomable courage and tenacity, he orchestrated the escape of almost 1,000 Dutch children and adults who
were marked for transport to the death camps.
Walter took the secret of his mission to his death at Auschwitz, and only a few survivors and resistance workers
knew what he had done. There is only passing mention of Walter Suskind in history books and archives; the mission
of this film is to recreate the story in its entirety, to share it with the world,
and to ensure its preservation for future generations.