January 26, 2014
Written and directed by Arnon Goldfinger
Israel, 2011, 97 minutes
English with some subtitled Hebrew and German
In this gripping, award-winning documentary, filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger, while cleaning out the Tel Aviv apartment of his recently deceased grandmother, finds evidence that his grandparents were good friends with a leading official in the Nazi propaganda ministry and remained friends even after the end of the war. Disturbed and intrigued, he sets out on an unsettling journey into his family’s history.
Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion facilitated by Robert A. Cohn, editor-in-chief Emeritus, St. Louis Jewish Light.
In 2005, the U.N. designated January 27 as the “Day of Commemoration” of the Holocaust. This date was selected because it marks the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945.