Undying Love: True Stories of Courage and Faith (2003)

Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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Considering the utter destruction wrought on the European Jewish population by Nazi Germany, the fact that any meaningful and transcendent love stories amongst Holocaust survivors could be found and retold is a tribute to the Jewish people's resiliency and nobility. With Undying Love: True Stories of Courage and Faith, documentarian and second generation Holocaust survivor Helene Klodawsky examines a handful of genuine marriages -- including that of her own parents -- founded in the Holocaust's aftermath. After the end of World War II, much of the Jewish population was left without its heavily relied upon elders, leaving the surviving younger generation to make decisions usually left to family patriarchs and the like. Ranging from loveless, arranged marriages to tales of love at first sight, all of the relationships retold in the film endured the turbulent decades following the Holocaust through the power of love or, in at least in one instance, strong mutual respect. Undying Love: True Stories of Courage and Faith was a selected entry in the 2003 Palm Springs International Film Festival.