Europa Europa
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This drama was based on the true story of a young German Jew who survived the Holocaust by falling in with the Nazis. Solomon Perel (Marco Hofschneider) is the son of a Jewish shoe salesman coming of age in Germany during the rise of Adolf Hitler. In 1938, a group of Nazis attack Solomon's family home; his sister is killed, and 13-year-old Solomon flees to Poland. Solomon winds up in an orphanage operated by Stalinist forces; when German forces storm Poland, Solomon's fluent German allows him to join the Nazis as a translator, posing as Josef Peters, an ethnic German. In time,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An important historical film set between 1938 and 1945."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A fresh, incredible story in the way that only true stories can be, it is based on the memoirs of Solomon Perel, who survived the War ordeal through a chain of extraordinary events."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"While in every other Holocaust film the Nazis are depicted as masterful at sniffing out and executing Jews, Perel dodges bullet after bullet with relative ease and immense good fortune."
‑ Jordan Hiller,
"The shower scene still sends shivers up my spine, and it's been years since I've seen it."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz,
"More outstanding than the current run of Holocaust fictions."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"uses the historical background only as a backdrop to the fears and isolation Solly must undergo without dwelling on the evils of the Holocaust"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
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