An emergency accommodation centre for homeless people, located in the suburbs of Paris.
Once their army service is behind them, many Israelis flock overseas for a year or two. Out of 60 000 who travel each year, 30 000 go to India.
The trip is a way to forget traumatizing experiences lived or seen while in the army and to escape the current situation in Israel.
Every year, some Israeli backpackers get in trouble as a result of drug use and post traumatic stress and have to be rescued.
1943. While the “Final Solution” raged in Europe, the Italian Army protected the Jews in the areas they occupied. For 9 months a small alpine village in the South of France, 64 kilometres North of Nice, is changed into an Eastern European “shetel”. Under the protection of the Italian army, despite pressure from the Germans and the Vichy administration, and thanks to the benevolence of the villagers, 1200 Jews got a brief respite from the horrors of the war…