Farewell, Herr Schwarz (2014)

Directed by: Yael Reuveny
Duration: 96′
Screening time: Saturday, 5th May, 16:10

1 missed-meeting, 2 families, 3 generations.

Michla and Feiv’ke Schwarz, sister and brother, could have re-met in Lodz in 1945.
But they didn’t. She migrated to the 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 affects 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.

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