Turkish passport : a rescue story
Call Number940.532 T939
Statement of Responsibilityeditör, Metin Gerçek.
Creators & ContributorsGerçek, Metin
(producer)Arlıel, Burak Cem
(researcher)Arlıel, Burak Cem
(photographer)Genç, Aslı Sena
(author)Interfilm Istanbul (Firm)
Summary"The Turkish Passport tells the story of diplomats posted to Turkish Embassies and Consulates in several European countries, who saved numerous Jews during the Second World War. Based on the testimonies of witnesses, who traveled to Istanbul to find safety, The Turkish Passport also uses written historical documents and archive footage to tell this story of rescue and bring to light the events of the time. The diplomats did not only save the lives of Turkish Jews, they also rescued foreign Jews condemned to a certain death by giving them Turkish passports. In this dark period of history, their actions lit the candle of hope and allowed these people to travel to Turkey, where they found light." —IMDb
Physical Description 175 pages : illustrations, map ; 29 cm + 1 videodisc (91 min. : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.)
Carrier Typevolume;videodisc (DVD)
LanguageEnglish, French, Turkish, Film in French, Turkish, and English with optional English, German and Turkish subtitles.
Publisher[Istanbul] : Interfilm Istanbul
- Film originally released in 2011
- Contributors: Coordinator of A Rescue Story, Aslı Sena Genç ; Director of Photography, Şenol Altun ; Project Director, Yael Habif ; Screenplay, Gökhan Zincir, Deniz Yeşilgün ; Musical Advisor, Hasan Saltık ; Soloist, Şevval Sam ; Cast, McKinley Anthony, Albert Barbouth, Batur Belirdi, Cosma Constantin
RecognitionGifted in 2017 by Anil Bora Inan, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in Vancouver