Dany Dattel

The mascot of Auschwitz (WT)

“My playground was a place of mass murder,” says Dany Dattel during a visit to Auschwitz. His life was an odyssey through persecution, death marches, adventurous rescues in the Czech Republic and happiness of life in Israel until he became the celebrated foreign exchange trader of the Cologne Herstattbank. When the bank was forcibly closed, Dany Dattel was to be the main culprit. It became his second persecution. The film gives a deep insight into West German history with anti-Semitism still active. And it is a film about indomitable courage to face life.