A Beautiful Illusion - Eva Weyl's Childhood in the Holocaust

Eva Weyl takes us on a journey through time, as she tells the story of how her family survived the Holocaust. Inside the bizarre concentration camp Westerbork where jews were living in an illusionary world, unknowing the Holocaust was happening around them.

  • Victor Nordland
  • Victor Nordland
  • Eva Weyl
    Key Cast
    "Eva Weyl"
  • Victor Nordland
  • Victor Nordland
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Scheinwelt - Eva Weyl's Kindheit im Holocaust
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    Holocaust Documentary, Biography, Life Story
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 EUR
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    Yes - High School, Georg Forster Gymnasium Kamp-Lintfort
Director Biography - Victor Nordland

Grew up in NRW. Started with YouTube videos. After graduating from high school went freelance as a filmmaker and went to France. There I discovered the love of photography while producing the documentary about Eva Weyl.
Today I have my own film studio as a director, music video creator and VFX artist, as well as analog art photographer.

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Director Statement

The Holocaust is an incredibly important and at the same time difficult topic. The Story of Eva Weyl opens up an opportunity to tell this history without the gas chambers and death camps, while still introducing even younger people to the Holocaust.