The Illegals
The Illegals (1948)

This video is the celebrated film by author and filmmaker Meyer Levin that tells the tragic story of Jewish holocaust survivors seeking asylum at the end of World War II. Levin chronicles the Aliyah Bet movement, using live film footage of… More

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Robert Hatch
The New Republic

As a piece of film making, The Illegals suffers from the monotony and repetition of literal truth. As pamphleteering, the picture fails even more because it seems to be watching for our tears.

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