The film shows the Nazis on the march in Europe and how U.S. Vice-Consul Harry Bingham rose to the dangerous occasion to save lives. Harry Bingham was an American WWII diplomat rescuer who defied his government to save many refugees from the Holocaust while he was posted in Marseilles during 1940-1941, and who received the Medal of Valor posthumously from the Center at the annual Awards Dinner on March 28, 2011 in NYC, where the film was first shown.
The Wall Street Journal noted: “More than 450 supporters of the Simon Wiesenthal Center gathered for the 2011 Humanitarian Award Dinner. The Medal of Valor was awarded posthumously to Sir Winston Churchill, Hiram Bingham IV, and Pope John Paul II . . . .” Wall Street Journal, March 30, 2011)
For more information, check out our article about the postage stamp issued in Bingham’s honor.