From the very moment it was
conceived, the Holocaust has echoed stories of
unbelievable horror and unbearable cruelty.
But standing tall in the midst of the
Holocaust's ghosts are men and women who fought
against unimaginable adversity; finding and
manipulating the weaknesses of the Nazis to save
others. One man in particular who schemed against the
Nazis while pretending to be a pawn in their own
game, is an unsung hero by the name of Walter
Walter Suskind was the playwright,
director and actor of an operation that
deceived the Nazis until the end of World War II.
Suskind's mission: to prevent as many children and
adults from being deported to concentration camps,
where they would undeniably meet their deaths. In the
end, Walter Suskind saved over 1200 children by
slipping them to members of the Dutch Resistance.
Unfortunately, despite all his heroic scheming and
actions, Suskind could not even prevent his own
deportation or that of his three-year-old daughter.