STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME is a compelling documentary feature film by Academy Award® nominee Michèle Ohayon about the power of love and the ability of humankind to rise above unimaginable suffering. 1943; Holland is under total Nazi occupation. In Amsterdam, Jack, an unassuming accountant, first meets Ina at a birthday party a 20 year old beauty from a wealthy diamond manufacturing family who instantly steals his heart. But Jack s pursuit of love will be complicated; he is poor and married to Manja, a flirtatious and mercurial spouse. When the Jews are being deported, the husband, the wife and the lover find themselves at the same concentration camp; actually living in the same barracks. When Jack's wife objects to the "girlfriend" in spite of their unhappy marriage, Jack and Ina resort to writing secret love letters, which sustain them throughout the horrible circumstances of the war.
Not even Hollywood could invent a romance more extraordinary than this one...New York Daily News --New York Daily News
...A seminal film on the Holocaust that will touch peoples' lives forever...Advocacy Unit United Nations --Advocacy Unit United Nations
Michèle Ohayon's striking documentary tells this most unusual love story with grace and compassion Irrepressibly moving ...Los Angeles Times --LA Times