The Invisibles

Directed by Claus Räfle | Drama

German, 2017 | German, English Subtitles

110 minutes


Viewing Dates: April 3 – 9    


In June 1943, Germany infamously declared Berlin “judenfrei”—“free of Jews.” But there were still 7,000 Jews living in the Nazi capital: hiding in attics, basements, and warehouses, protected by courageous Berliners while desperately trying to avoid deportation. Only 1,700 lived to liberation.
The Invisibles tells the stories of four survivors, interweaving their testimony with dramatizations. Cioma is an art student who uses his drafting skills to forge passports in exchange for food ration cards; Hanni dyes her hair blond to pass as Aryan; teenager Eugen is handed to a succession of sympathetic Communist families; and Ruth must resort to roaming the streets before being taken in by a surprising protector.