Reaching Australia and USA
Harbour of Hope will continue to reach an international audience in 2014. In March the film will premiere in Australia and screen in Maine, USA. Alongside the international screenings the Harbour of Hope team is currently documenting more of the Holocaust survivors coming to Sweden in Spring 1945. Go to the news section for more updates.
The original archive material, which Harbour of Hope is based on, was mainly shot on April 28, 1945 the day several hundreds of concentration camp survivors came with ships from Copenhagen. Many of them came from the Ravensbrück camp, but also from other camps. We are currently looking for survivors coming to Sweden in this period. Read more about our research here.
Harbour of Hope (Hoppets hamn) is a heartbreaking, but life-affirming documentary about the beyond belief life stories of Irene Krausz-Fainman, Ewa Kabacinska Jansson and Joe Rozenberg. In 1945 they were among the 30.000 survivors that were rescued from German concentration camps and brought to the peaceful harbour town of Malmö, Sweden. There life began again.
Coming to Sweden in 1945 is a defining moment in the lives of Irene, Ewa and Joe. In Harbour of Hope they reveal their stories – from the complicated moments of freedom to the mysteries and questions still haunting them today.
We are currently looking for more survivors who came to Malmö in Spring 1945, especially April 28. If you are one of them or happen to know one of the survivors, we would very much like to be in touch with you. Here you can read more about our search for survivors.
Harbour of Hope / Hoppets hamn (2011, Sweden / Poland / Germany / Norway / Denmark, 76 min)
With Irene Krausz-Fainman, Ewa Kabacinska Jansson, Stig Kinnhagen, Joe Rozenberg, Bo Fröberg and others.
Director: Magnus Gertten
Editor: Jesper Osmund
Director of Photography: Jon Rudberg
Composer: Magnus Jarlbo
Written by Magnus Gertten and Jesper Osmund
Produced by Lennart Ström and Magnus Gertten for Auto Images
Executive Producers: Lennart Ström for Auto Images and Marek Nowowiejski for Bow and Axe Entertainment