At 90 years young, Anita Dittman continues to speak out against the rising tide of anti-Semitism. She experienced it firsthand as a child growing up in Nazi Germany during Hitler’s quest for power that would plunge nations into a Second World War.

At the start of the war, very few believed that the German people would allow the extermination of German Jews. And no one thought it would lead to full-blown genocide.

Young Anita was caught in the middle of this turmoil. Her father was Aryan, while her mother was Jewish. With the drumbeat of war closing in, and the persecution of Jews and Jewish sympathizers becoming more intense, Anita’s father abandoned his family. Anita and her older sister were traumatized watching their mother, Hilde, desperately try to hold the family together.

A victory for God in the heart of darkness. Don’t miss the incredible true story of how one woman found hope amidst the horror of the Holocaust. “Trapped in Hitler’s Hell” is now available in book and documentary form at the WND Superstore.

Soon, Jews were being thrown out of their homes and forced into cramped quarters (the ghettoes). This “resettlement” allowed the Nazis to confiscate the earnings of the Jewish population, control their movement and then later easily corral them into forced labor or death camps.

That is exactly what happened to the Dittmans. Anita, by then a teenager, was sent to work at various labor camps near the Eastern front. Hilde was sent to Theresienstadt, a death camp in Czechoslovakia that became quarantined because of a typhus epidemic.

Anita and Hella

Anita and Hella

In the midst of these atrocities, Anita was able to survive largely because of her newfound faith in Jesus. Before being sent to the labor camps, a Lutheran pastor, Ernst Hornig, ministered to the Dittmans. Pastor Hornig was even able to secure a passport to England for Anita’s older sister, Hella. Unfortunately, the passports for Anita and her mother never came as Germany closed its borders.

It would take another two harrowing years before Anita could twice escape prison camps and then cross the German border to reunite with her mother.

Anita Dittman and her co-author, Jan Markell, have written a book, “Trapped in Hitler’s Hell,” about Anita’s story of hope, faith, forgiveness, and the unbreakable bond between mother and daughter. This powerful true story is more timely than ever. And now WND Films is working hard to bring it to the big screen.

WND Films, led by its vice president, George Escobar, has secured the story rights, written the screenplay and is working with notable filmmakers to raise the production funding to make the movie.

A victory for God in the heart of darkness. Don’t miss the incredible true story of how one woman found hope amidst the horror of the Holocaust. “Trapped in Hitler’s Hell” is now available in book and documentary form at the WND Superstore.

Why is this movie important?

Why is this the best movie to make at this moment in time? Simply this: If we forget our history and ignore our mistakes, we will suffer greatly by repeating them.

Dittman family

Dittman family

All the critical issues Anita faced in the 1930s and 40s are coming back:

  1. Fake News being perpetrated like Nazi propaganda, undermining our freedoms.
  2. Persecution, not just of the Jews, but now of Christians as well.
  3. People are trading away their liberty for a false sense of security, as Germans did, giving rise to Hitler.
  4. Faith in God is being tossed aside as irrelevant or used as a weapon to silence us.

The next stage for the project is acquiring funds for production, which is the reason for the GoFundMe page.

WND Films must bring Anita’s story to A-list actors, top distributors, marketing executives and technicians to create a powerful package for investors. This film investor package will cost about $120,000. Your donation will pay for legal expenses, business operations, marketing plans and materials (promo reels, websites, posters and press kits) as well as pre-production budgeting, scheduling and location scouting.


Anita Dittman

Investors want this packaging work done before they’ll invest the millions it will take to make the movie.

According to Escobar: “Investors want to know we’ve done our homework. That we’re committed to quality, and that others believe in this project. That includes you.”

WND Films poses these challenges:

  • Do you want the assurance that you’re doing your part in reclaiming our culture?
  • That your donation is providing wholesome, edifying and uplifting entertainment that will speak to generations for years to come?
  • That you’re making a difference for history?

The math is simple. If 2 percent of the WND audience of 6-8 million monthly visitors each donates $10 (that’s less than two cappuccinos, lattes or mochas from Starbucks), WND Films can reach the film investor package goal of $120,000.

“If 10 to 15 percent of WND’s audience donate, we can bypass the investors altogether, and make the movie immediately,” Escobar says. “Wouldn’t that be something?”

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