Europa Europa Germany, France 1989 | 113 min | Deutsch, Hebräisch, Polnisch, Russisch mit dt. Untertiteln | Colour | FF 2016
Agnieszka Holland (*1948) is one of Poland's best-known directors. Hitlerjunge Salomon was nominated for an Oscar® and won a Golden Globe®.
Theme day World War II
In the chaos of the Second World War, the young Jewish boy Sally gets separated from his family. His odyssey takes him from Germany via Poland to Russia, where he's picked up by a German patrol. To save himself, Sally claims to be an ethnic German abducted by Russian troops. He's taken in by the soldiers and is soon the teachers' favourite and a model pupil of the Hitlerjugend academy. Hiding his identity, he lives in constant fear of being found out.
Based on the autobiography I was Hitlerjunge Salomon by Salomon Perel.