Erinnern heißt Leben

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Remembering Means Living

Erinnern heißt Leben
Róża Berger-Fiedler
Retrospective 2022
Documentary Film
59 minutes

Róża Berger-Fiedler’s walk through the Jewish Cemetery in Berlin-Weißensee in search of her grandmother’s grave turns into a walk through the chequered Jewish history of the whole city. Interspersed are impressions of Chanukah celebrations at the “Restaurant of Nationalities” Café Moskau in Karl-Marx-Allee in East Berlin, light-drenched and devout. The film artfully interweaves the past and present of active Jewish life with memories of expulsion and annihilation, brings private and historical perspectives together and thus creates a sensitive approach where in the GDR formal distance was long dominant.

Felix Mende

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Róża Berger-Fiedler
DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
Róża Berger-Fiedler
Karl-Heinz Müller
Róża Berger-Fiedler
Eberhard Schwarz
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