The Ritchie Boys
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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 charme, 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!«