Five Jewish Hungarians, now U.S. citizens, tell their stories: before March, 1944, when Nazis began to exterminate Hungarian Jews, months in concentration camps, and visiting childhood homes more than 50 years later. An historian, a Sonderkommando, a doctor who experimented on Auschwitz prisoners, and US soldiers who were part of the liberation in April, 1945, also comment. Most telling are details: Renée packing her bathing suit, Irene swallowing the diamonds her mother gave her to buy bread, Alice’s memorial for her sister Klara, Bill escaping police by jumping into a line of Jews going to Buchenwald, and Tom told by a US soldier to have “all the damn bananas and oranges you can eat.” —IMDb
James Moll is a film director and producer.
His company, Allentown Productions, has been based at Universal Studios since 1994, primarily producing film and television projects focused on stories of non-fiction.
Moll graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 1987.
He began his professional career as an intern reading scripts for film producer Lauren Shuler Donner, who later hired him as an assistant to French writer-director Francis Veber for Veber’s American remake of “Les Fugitifs” (Three Fugitives).
Moll serves on the Executive Committee of the Documentary Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and is co-chair of the Documentary Award for the Directors Guild of America.
James Moll directed the 2011 feature documentary Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, profiling the career of the rock band Foo Fighters, which is led by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl.
Moll is director and producer of the 2008 feature-length documentary… read more