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In the Presence of Mine Enemies is a 1997 Showtime TV movie about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in World War II.

In the Presence of Mine Enemies
In the Presence of Mine Enemies 1997 TV film DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Written byRod Serling original script
Directed byJoan Micklin Silver
StarringArmin Mueller-Stahl
Charles Dance
Elina Löwensohn
Chad Lowe
And Introducing Jason Schwartz as Israel
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Original release1997

The film is a remake of an original TV drama scripted by Rod Serling for Playhouse 90 which originally starred Charles Laughton.[1]

The plot centres on a rabbi (played in the 1997 version by Armin Mueller-Stahl), and his children (Elina Lowensohn and Don McKellar). The movie also features Charles Dance as a German officer, and introducing Jason Schwartz as Israel leader of the orphan rebellion.[2]


  1. ^ While America Watches : Televising the Holocaust - Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies New York University Jeffrey Shandler Dorot Teaching Fellow - 1999 -Page 56 ", the text of In the Presence of Mine Enemies is self-reflexive and, like its biblical title (a citation from Psalms 2.3:5), elevated in tone. The physical production of Serling's drama evoked the crowdedness ..."
  2. ^ In The Presence Of Mine Enemies "Rabbi Adam Heller (Armin Mueller-Stahl) does his utmost to nourish his battered flock in WWII Poland."

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