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Director - Jean Bodon
Run Time - Approx. 60 minutes
Language - English
Format - DVD, color/b&w
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interest- Anthropology, Jewish Studies, World War II


Institutional DVD Price: $95


When Hitler’s Army marched into Czechoslovakia, a young Czech army captain joined the Resistance. But he had a secret no one knew...until now.


In March 1939, Hitler’s army marched into Prague, Czechoslovakia. Jan Bodon, a young captain in the Czech Army - who also happened to be blond-haired, blue-eyed and fluent in German - was “asked” to join the Nazis. He promptly fled and joined the Czech Resistance Movement instead, and was selected to help in the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the “Butcher of Prague.


In this powerful documentary directed by Jan’s son, Jean Bodon uncovers the truth not only about Jan’s wartime experiences, but also discovers that his father was secretly a Jew in a country which underwent one of the largest extermination campaigns of the war.


"As enlightening as it is disturbing; it explores the frightening and contradicting ends of the human soul: that dark genocidal impulse and the determination not to be vanquished by it."
- Niyi Coker, Jr., Professor, University of Missouri


"A valuable Holocaust resource and a powerful example of filmmaking. Bodon skillfully articulates the complex sequence of events following the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia and its tragic consequences for the Jewish population. A testament to heroism and a poignant story of identity lost and rediscovered."
- Daniel A. Reich, Curator, St. Louis Holocaust Museum