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Ghosts of the Third Reich Film

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
7:00pm Viewing

Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15213


"Ghosts of the Third Reich" documents the poignant and anguished stories of descendants of the Nazis, who confront their family's past and communicate their most profound feelings of guilt by inheritance. These individuals, whose family members were supporters,
officers, and elite of the Nazi regime, share a common desire to distance themselves from Nazi ideology and the actions of their ancestors; and to liberate themselves from the guilt, shame, and pain that continue to levy a
heavy price seventy years later. The confrontation with the inheritance of the Nazi legacy is powerfully evoked further in the inclusion of moments from The Austrian Encounter, a focal point for dialogue between descendants of Nazi perpetrators and survivors of the Holocaust.

The documentary is 46 minutes long, completed in 2012. It was filmed in Israel, Germany, Austria and Poland.  It has been broadcasted worldwide by National Geographic (except the US), History Channel Italy, several screenings were held in Los Angeles, including the Museum of Tolerance, The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, and Skirball Cultural Center, in NY at the Museum of Tolerance and Bard College, in Sao Paulo at the Jewish Film Festival, at film festival in Munich, and in Beijing.  And, at several schools in LA Jewish and non-Jewish alike.

Following the film, join us for a dialogue and Q&A panel with Director Claudia Ehrlich Sobral and two of the film's participants. The panel will be moderated by Rabbi Aaron B. Bisno.

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