The Rescuers-Last Chance Project is being produced by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Michael W. King in association with USC/Shoah Foundation and the Andrew J. and Joyce D. Mandell Family Foundation. King and Joyce D. Mandell, creators and producers of the 2011 award-winning documentary The Rescuers, featuring renowned historian Sir Martin Gilbert, lead this new project. The Rescuers explores the little-known stories of diplomats who facilitated the survival of those persecuted during the Holocaust. We are currently working to identify those associated with—be they survivors or family members—diplomats who’ve been recognized by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations. We are in a race against time to collect these stories of service. It is our “last chance” to document first-hand accounts of this chapter of the 20th century’s most indelible events.
This project will contribute to The Andrew J. and Joyce D. Mandell Rescuers Collection at the USC/Shoah Foundation for Holocaust Education, Media Arts, and Cultural History.