ABOUT SHEPHERD: THE STORY OF A JEWISH DOG
Set during World War II, SHEPHERD is a family feature film about a beloved and valiant German Shepherd. The story and script portray heroism during a crucial time in world history, while celebrating the significance of our canine companions. If you are a dog lover, patron of WWII and Holocaust education, or simply a fan of family films then SHEPHERD is a movie you will love.
SHEPHERD: The Story of a Jewish Dog is based on the award-winning and bestselling Israeli novel, the Jewish Dog, by Asher Kravitz.
Kaleb, a beloved German Shepherd, is separated from his Jewish family when the Nuremberg Laws are enacted in WWII Berlin. He is adopted by an SS Officer who trains him to attack and round up Jews at a death camp. Kaleb is well cared for and good at his job until one day when he is distracted by a familiar scent. His original master, a young boy named Joshua, has arrived as captive at the camp. Kaleb is overjoyed and Joshua finds solace in secretly visiting his dog at night. Joshua’s life is at risk. Together they escape the camp and after months of near-death experiences, they are found by partisans who help Joshua make safe passage to Israel.