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Dir. Beth Lane
96 min

Director Beth Lane Attending

The daughter of a Holocaust survivor, embarks on an international quest to uncover answers about the plight of her mother and her six siblings who, as mere children, escaped Nazi Germany relying solely on their own youthful bravado and the kindness of German strangers.

UnBroken chronicles the seven Weber siblings who evaded certain capture and death, and ultimately escaped Nazi Germany following their mother’s incarceration and murder at Auschwitz. After being hidden in a laundry hut by a benevolent farmer, the children spent two years on their own in wartorn Germany.

Emboldened by their father’s mandate that they ‘always stay together,’ the children used their own cunning and instincts to fight through hunger, loneliness, rape, bombings and fear. Their journey culminates with a painful ultimatum, when, separated from their father, they are told that they must declare themselves as orphans in order to escape to a new life in America. Unbeknownst to them, this salvation would become what would finally tear them apart, not to be reunited for another 40 years.

Film Details

Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 96 min
Country/Region: USA
Language: English, German
Tags: Documentary, Family, Guest Attending, Human Rights, Jewish Interest, War, Women Directors


Director: Beth Lane
Executive Producer: Beth Lane, Barbara Gerson, Mark Gerson, Angus Wall, Jennifer Sofio Hall, Andy Hall, Barbara & Mark Gerson
Cinematographer: Olivia Aquilina
Screenwriter: Beth Lane, Aaron Soffin
Editor: Aaron Soffin, Dina Guttmann
Composer: Jonathan Snipes