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Drama – 2017 | 96 minutes
Director: Amichai Greenberg
Language: Hebrew, German, Yiddish w/ English subtitles
Community Partner: Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas
Yael, a dedicated Holocaust historian, is in a race against time to prevent the desecration of a mass Holocaust gravesite in Lensdorf, Austria. The Austrian authorities have given him a deadline for the construction of a road on what could be the remains of the victims. He examines classified testimonies of Holocaust survivors who could be possible witnesses to the massacre of 200 Jews in Lensdorf in 1945. To his astonishment, he finds a testimony from his own mother who refuses to discuss her past. What will his unshakable commitment to the truth reveal?
“The truth is not mine, it is not yours. The truth is absolute”, Yael tells an Austrian reporter.
This movie highlights the importance of honoring and remembering all those who were killed in the Holocaust. Every frame of this film is full of mystery and tension and you will be glued to your seat as Yael’s meticulously structured existence begins to unravel with the facts he discovers. Click here to view a NY Jewish Week review.
Talk Back: Dr. David Patterson, Hillel A. Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies, Ackerman Center at UT Dallas.