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We Were the Lucky Ones

We Were the Lucky Ones is a television series produced in the United States. This is a film in the documentary and historical genre. We Were the Lucky Ones is adapted from the book of the same name by author Georgia Hunter.

The plot is built from the Kurc family who are Polish Jews, this is a fictional component, the author Georgia Hunter cleverly used to inspire real people. The story revolves around siblings Halina, Addy, Genec Jakub, Mila and their parents, Sol, Nechuma

We Were the Lucky Ones Plot Summary

Before the outbreak of World War II, the Kurcs, a prosperous Jewish family from Poland, enjoyed a peaceful existence in Radom. Their wealth shielded them from some of the rampant anti-Semitism in the country. However, their safety was short-lived as Hitler’s persecution of European Jews escalated. The family was forced into hiding and endured the horrors of concentration camps. Some members of the family managed to flee to various countries such as France, Brazil, West Africa, and Russia. After the war, surviving family members embarked on a quest to locate any remaining relatives and reunite with them.

We Were the Lucky Ones Cast

  • Joey King as Halina Kurc, the youngest sibling that works as a lab assistant for her brother-in-law, Selim (Aloni)
  • Logan Lerman as Addy Kurc, the middle sibling that lives in Paris, where he is pursuing a career as a composer
  • Henry Lloyd-Hughes as Genec Kurc, the oldest sibling married to Herta (Rosenblatt), and a lawyer
  • Amit Rahav as Jakub Kurc, a law student and boyfriend of Bella (Feiler), with a passion for photography
  • Hadas Yaron as Mila Kurc, Selim’s wife and mother of Felicia
  • Sam Woolf as Adam Eichenwald, an architect lodging with the Kurc family and Halina’s love interest
  • Michael Aloni as Selim, a doctor, Mila’s husband and Felicia’s father
  • Moran Rosenblatt as Herta Seifert, Genec’s wife
  • Eva Feiler as Bella, Jakub’s girlfriend and childhood sweetheart
  • Lior Ashkenazi as Sol Kurc, the family patriarch and proprietor of the Kurc boutique\
  • Robin Weigert as Nechuma Kurc, the family matriarch and seamstress
  • Lihi Kornowski as Elisabeth (Eliska), a Jewish woman from Prague, impressed by Addy (Lerman)
  • Marin Hinkle as Madame Lowbeer, Eliska’s (Kornowski) mother


TV Status: Returning Series


TMDb: 6.5


We Were the Lucky Ones