Marcel Marceau is undoubtedly the world’s most famous mime. He mesmerized people around the globe. But the tragic background of his work remained hidden for a long time. His Jewish father was killed in Auschwitz. Marceau joined the French Resistance and smuggled together with his cousin Georges Loigner Jewish children across the border to safety, into Switzerland. With gestures and mimes, he taught the children to communicate in silence in dangerous situations.