The Phoenixes | Shagrir Collection

Production Notes

“Among the profiled protagonists are: General (Res.) Tolka Arad, artist Dan Reisinger, musician Andre Hajdo (and his six children), Dr. Ebie Terek and her daughter, Prof. Chana Yablonka, Moshe Zanbar, Shaul Ladany and David Bergman.

The film was screened at the Jerusalem Jewish film Festival 2008, and at the Zagreb Jewish Film Festival, Croatia 2010.



The profound and moving stories of seven holocaust survivors who have played a significant role in the development of the Israeli society. The contributions of the survivors to modern Israel are invaluable: Israel would not look, sound, taste and feel the way it does without their work. The optimism in the stories of the survivors is palpable, and it provides fresh insight into the capabilities of human strength and determination.

Production Details

“Director: Yoram Honig
Producer: Micha Shagrir
Production Company: Tapuz Communications Ltd.
Initiators and Executive Producers: Zvi Gill, Raul Teitelbaum – The Phoenixes
Supported by: The Phoenixes
Produced through the initiative of the public council of the project “”The Contribution of Holocaust Survivorsto the Foundationand Establishment of the State of Israel””, a project implemented in conjunction with the Center for Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel and the Yad VaShem Institution.
With the support of: Bank Mizrachi-Tfahot and CEO Mr. Eli Yunes, Bank HaPoalim and Chairman Mr. Danny Dankner, Migdal Insurance and Chairman Mr. Aaron Fogel, “”Elron”” and President Mr. Ron Birger, Bank Igud, The Gazit-Globe Group and Chairman of the Board Mr. Chaim Katzman, The Azrieli Group and CEO General (Res.) Menahem Einan.
Cinematography: Meni Elias
Editing: Gilad Inbar
Sound Recordist: Rami Yatzkan
Research: Dave Abramov
Production Coordinator: Sabrina Moise



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