Hanna Zack Miley

Documentary Project


About the project

Hanna Zack Miley, a German Jew born in 1932 eleven months before Hitler came to power, spent her first seven years under increasing violence from the Nazi regime against herself, her family and her Jewish community. She escaped Germany on July 24, 1939, on the Kindertransport to England and safety. Her parents, Markus and Amalie Zack, unable to leave, were gassed in the death camp in Chelmno, Poland, on May 3, 1942.

This full length documentary on Hanna’s life will include extensive interviews with her, with others closely related with her story and of scenes from her home area in the Eifel region of Germany. Academics will establish the historical context of the Holocaust and the Kindertransport. The documentary will capture high points in Hanna’s personal journey from hatred and bitterness against Germans and Germany to the healing and freedom of forgiveness and reconciliation. Hanna returned to Germany with her husband George and lived there for many years, expressing the transforming power of reconciliation.

This film will be of value to institutions, organizations, faith groups, and individuals who are committed to preserving Kindertransport and Holocaust memory. It will strengthen all work against antisemitism. It is designed to support broader reconciliation initiatives between faith groups, cultures, races and political divisions––even relational breakdowns within families.

Our co-producers and directors of the documentary, David and Kathi Peters of Global Story Films, come to us with many years of film-making experience.

We invite interested individuals and organizations to help bring this documentary to completion through grants and individual gifts. Of the overall budget of $210,000, 61% is already in hand. Contributions can be made in US dollars and Euros from the buttons below. For more information, please contact us at [email protected].

Project progress


Of our $210,000 goal!


A clip from the film