|Statement of purpose
Christian Bauer, Director
»I´m grateful that I finally could make this film - after fifteen years of waiting. I´m happy that the men who once were the "Ritchie Boys" are still around to tell their stories.
For me and most other Germans they came as liberators. I´m ashamed that Germans drove them out of the country in which they were born. I mourn the families they lost in the holocaust. I hope that you will love each one of them as much as I do - for what they went through, and for the difference they made. For their courage, their charm, their wit, and for the intensity with which they tell us about their fight.
I want to celebrate them: They were not victims, they were victors!«