Farewell Herr Schwarz

2014 | 01:31 | NR

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Michla and Feiv'ke Schwarz, sister and brother, could have re-met in Lodz in 1945. But they didn't. She migrated to a Jewish state in the Middle East and founded a family there, while he returned to East Germany, changed his name to Peter, married a German woman and lived the rest of his life in the camp where he was once a prisoner. But they are just the beginning.
The outcome of their decision effects the course of whole lives, for generations to come, here and now: Their children, who struggle to deal with their parents' silence and their own unasked questions. Their grandchildren who are haunted by family secrets and forced to question their own identity. Two families, in Germany and Israel, not knowing about each other for years, are strangely mirrored. "Farewell, Herr Schwarz" is an epic documentary by Yael Reuveny, the granddaughter of Michla Schwarz. A film about stories that can be inherited like the color of your eyes. A personal journey between Israel and Germany.
1 missed-meeting, 2 families, 3 generations.

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