How Accurate is the Movie "As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me"?
I just saw the movie. It is the story of a german army POW (Clemens Forell) who was taken prisoner in 1944. He was ent to a camp in Siberia, where he worked in a lead mine. He was almost killed after an escape attempt-the camp doctor (another german POW) nursed him back to health-and helped him escape. Forell spent 3 years crossing the USSR, and wound up in Samarkand-where he was befriended by a jewish guy (who got him a false passport and an exit visa)-was this part true?
Forell eventually made it into Iran, and from there he went back to Germany.
Was this movie mostly fiction? And, did any of his friends at the camp survive? I thought most German POWs were repatriated by 1958 or so.
Anyway, I recommend the movie-it is well done and holds your interest.