We are Jews from Breslau (Wir sind juden aus breslau) | Denver Film Society | Karin Kaper | Dirk Szuszies | Germany

We are Jews from Breslau

Wir sind juden aus breslau

Karin Kaper, Dirk Szuszies

English, German, PolishEnglish SubtitlesGermany2016113 min

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Overview

In the documentary We are Jews From Breslau, directors Karin Kaper and Dirk Szuszies introduce viewers to a group of Jewish survivors of WWII who grew up in the town of Breslau, and a group of German-Polish youth they connect with to forge a bridge between the past and present.

Fourteen protagonists share harrowing stories of their lives before Hitler rose to power and the years of Jewish persecution that followed. They vividly recount how drastically their lives changed, practically overnight: some went into exile, some survived the horrors of Auschwitz and others made significant contributions to the building of Israel. From homes around the world, they make the journey back to their hometown to meet the youth of today and share the important message that we must never let events like the ones in World War II occur again—a particularly chilling message youth amid Europe’s current climate of rising anti-Semitism and nationalism.

Producer: Karin Kaper | Editor: Karin Kaper, Dirk Szuszies | Cinematographer: Dirk Szuszies | Screenwriter: Karin Kaper, Dirk Szuszies
Additional Countries: Poland

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