"Jankowski, a Polish prisoner from Auschwitz, arrives at the Buchenwald concentration camp hiding a little boy inside a suitcaseWhen the prisoners and members of the camp's covert resistance group discover the boy, his innocence moves many, yet his possible discovery by the camp guards threatens them all. NAKED AMONG WOLVES stars Academy Award Nominee Armin Mueller-Stahl (Shine, Avalon, Music Box, Utz) in one of his first film roles.Based on the novel by Buchenwald survivor Bruno Apitz, this was the first German film about life and death in a concentration camp."
As rumors reach them that the Allied armies are advancing on their concentration camp at Buchenwald, Polish prosoners renew their feeble hope for survival and freedom. When a group of prisoners is transferred from Auschwitz, a four-year-old child is smuggled into the camp in a valise. Born at Auschwitz, he is Jewish and will be killed if discovered. A group of prisoners decide to protect the child, from the searching Germans, and although the kapos cannot smuggle the boy out of Buchenwald, they manage to hide him---moving from one place to another within the camp as the Nazis comb it. Threats and torture by SS men fail to turn up the boy who becomes a symbol of the struggle between captives and captors. (Holocaust, 1963)
Directed by: Frank Beyer
Starring: Armin Mueller Stahl, Erwin Geschonneck