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Displaced: Miracle at St Ottilien 

  "Michalczyk is an accomplished and highly-regarded filmmaker, who has focused on social justice. Herman, Hilliard and Michalczyk all believe that the message to be gained from the new film is that ordinary people exerting extraordinary efforts can make a difference.  For his part, Michalczyk said he hopes that the film will inspire viewers to emulate Herman and Hilliard, who 'looked at human beings who were suffering, waded through all the paperwork, all the rules and regulations and changed the world.'"
-Susan L. Sherwood, 
Wayland Town Crier

Displaced: Miracle at St. Ottilien (2002; 47 minutes) is a documentary based on the true experiences of US Army privates Edward Herman and Robert Hilliard, who were stationed in Germany at the close of World War II. They discovered the horrendous treatment of displaced Jews in St. Ottilien, a camp run by the US military. In an effort to alleviate the suffering, the two GIs stole food from their own mess hall and smuggled it into the camp. Then the two soldiers started a letter writing campaign which caught the attention of President Harry Truman, who ordered an investigation which led to the end to the abuse. The film is based on a memoir written by Mr. Hilliard. The world premiere, attended by Mr. Hilliard and survivors of St. Ottilien, was held at the Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill, New Jersey in November 2002. A New England premiere was held at Boston College in February 2003 and was attended by Mr. Hilliard.  It was recently featured at the Toronto and Boston Jewish Film Festivals.

For Distribution, Contact:
Luke O'Connell
(212) 685-6242
130 Madison Ave., 2nd Floor
NewYork, NY 10016-7038
loconnell@cinemaguild.com
http://www.cinemaguild.com

For Information, Contact:
John J. Michalczyk
(617) 552-3895
john.michalczyk@bc.edu