British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Accidental Hero, The

Synopsis
Explores the backgroud of Oskar Schindler, the Czech-born factory owner who saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish slave workers during World War 2. He became a hero, but was also a Nazi, a womaniser and a black marketeer. Using interviews with his widow Emilie, author Thomas Keneally, and some of the survivors whom Schindler rescued, the programme explores the nature of heroism. Survivors still ask why the lessons of the Holocaust have yet to be learned. Filmed on location at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, where Schindler is buried, Argentina and England.
Series
Heart of the Matter, Series
Language
English
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 30 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
Sale; 1998 sale: £14.99 (inclusive)
Notes
Broadcast on BBC1 on 19/10/97.
Subjects
History
Keywords
Holocaust; Nazi Germany; Schindler, Oskar; World War II

Credits

Producer
Anne Reevell; John Drury
Cast
Joan Bakewell 
Thomas Keneally 

Sponsor

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

CTVC Video

Email
ctvc@ctc.co.uk
Web
http://www.ctvc.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8950 4426
Fax
020 8950 1437
Address
Hillside Studios
Merry Hill Road
Bushey, Herts WD2 1DR

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 364 times.