Tuesday, May 2, 7:00 PM
Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield
They met in secret to negotiate the unthinkable: compensation for survivors of the largest mass genocide in history. Holocaust survivors were in urgent need of help, but how could reparations be determined for the unprecedented destruction and suffering of a people? Directed by award-winning filmmaker Roberta Grossman, this documentary recounts the tense negotiations between Jewish and German leaders. Under the constant threat of violence, they forged ahead knowing it would never be enough, but hoping it could at least be an acknowledgement and a step towards healing.
Post-screening discussion with the film's producer and Claims Conference General Counsel Karen Heilig and moderated by Dr. Avinaom Patt, Professor, Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judiac Studies and Director, Center for Judiac Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, University of Connecticut.
Winner, Audience Award for Documentary Film, 2023 Miami Jewish Film Festival
Documentary | 2022 | 74 minutes
USA | English
Directed by Roberta Grossman