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Say hello to my little friends: the true story behind Pacino’s Nazi hunters

New series creator says the story of his gran risking her life for scraps at Unterlüss planted a seed in his mind

Paul Kendall

Of all the stories David Weil’s grandmother told him about life in the Unterlüss concentration camp, it was the one about the potato peels that made the deepest impression.

Weil was five or six, his grandmother was visiting his parents’ home in Long Island, New York, and young David had turned his nose up at some inoffensive item of food on his plate. “You must eat everything,” Sara Weil-Grossman said firmly in a Polish accent that had barely changed during her five decades in America. “It is a sin not to finish your meal.”

And then she told him how she had learnt that lesson...

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