NO PLACE ON EARTH (Toronto Film Festival (TFF) Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2012)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

No Place on Earth—
another enthralling World War II survival story—tells firsthand how several Jewish families survive World War II hidden inside Ukrainian caves. This story utilizes actual survivors of that event: Saul Stermer, Sam Stermer, Cliff Stermer, Yetta Stermer, Sonia Dodyk, Sima Dodyk, Erin Grunstein Halpern, Chris Nicola, and Sol Wexler as well as actors standing in for those who have since passed. Terrific work for Director Janet Tobias.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


An exploration of Ukrainian caves reveals they have been recently inhabited by humans.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Janet Tobias for directing efforts. Thank you to Musical Composer John Piscitello for musical scores. Thank you to Esther Stermer for writing the memoirs entitled, “We Fight to Survive,” on which the film is based. Thank you to Executive Producers J. Flint Davis, Timm Oberwelland, Steven Ruchefsky, Jeff Field, David McKillop, Molly Thompson, Susan Werbe, Katja Zink, and Andrew O’Connell for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Himself (Saul Stermer), Himself (Sam Stermer), Herself (Sonia Dodyk), Herself (Sima Dodyk), Herself (Yetta Stermer), Himself (Sol Wexler), Himself (Chris Nicola), Herself (Erin Grunstein Halpern), and Himself (Cliff Stermer).

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Yes. This is a ‘How to Survive 101’ film.

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