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A Call to Remember (TV)

Original title
A Call to Remember (TV)
Running time
110 min.
United States United States
Max Eisenberg
Lee Holdridge
David Geddes
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Universal Home Entertainment
Drama | Based On A True Story. Holocaust. TV Movie
Synopsis / Plot
David (Mantegna) and Paula (Danner) Tobias are a Jewish couple living in the northwestern United States with their two sons, 18 year old Jacob (David Lascher) and 12-13 year old Benjamin (Kevin Zegers), during the late 1960's.

David and Paula Tobias are both Holocaust survivors whose entire families were murdered by the Nazis. They had also both been married before, and had, had children with their previous spouses. Paula lost her husband and two sons during the war, while David's wife and two sons were shot by the Germans.

After the war, David and Paula met in a D.P.(Displaced Persons) Camp, and got married - not so much out of love, but rather a fear of being all alone in the world, and the need to have someone with them in their lives. As in the words of Paula Tobias, "At that time people didn't think about love, it was better not to be alone." After their marriage, they moved to America, and David started his own toy store business. Eventually, he and Paula had two sons together, Jacob "Jake", and Benjamin "Ben".

At the start of this movie, the Tobias family are living a relatively normal and typical upper middle-class Jewish-American life in the northwestern United States. They are in the middle of planning their 13 year old son Ben's bar mitzvah, and though a little over two decades have passed since the end of the Holocaust, many remnants and reminders of the trauma and ordeal they endured during the war still remain, as vivid as ever.
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