Farewell Herr Schwarz

Farewell Herr Schwarz

Streaming Video - 2013 | Hebrew
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Winner of the Best Documentary Prize at the Haifa International Film Festival, director Yael reuveny's Farewell Herr Schwarz is a cinematic journey about buried family se- crets, the Holocaust (from a third generation perspective) and how it is never too late to reclaim your heritage. siblings Michla and Feiv'ke schwarz survived the Holocaust but never reunited after the war. Michla moved to the soon-to-be-founded Jewish state in the Middle east and started a family there. Her brother Feiv'ke, considered dead, returned to east Germany, married a German woman and inexplicably lived amidst the concentration camp ruins where he was once a prisoner. the Israeli and German sides of the family lived unaware of each other for half a century until first-time filmmaker Yael reuveny probed exactly what happened to her family in 1945.
Publisher: [United States] : Kino Lorber : 2013.
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (ca. 100 min.)) :,sound, color.
Additional Contributors: Reuveny, Yael
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Jun 27, 2019

Meandering documentary about an Israeli women, Yael, whose uncle survived the Holocaust, but through the course of a few unfortunate events never met him during his lifetime. Later, when things are revealed, she searches for his family-- relatives she never knew she had, back in Germany. A prevailing melancholy hovers over this film, of what might have been had not seemingly random circumstances not conspired against her.

Jan 11, 2016

Fabulous documentary! Such a compelling story and the lives changed by the choice of one Holocaust survivor. Highly recommend this to anyone!

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Jan 11, 2016

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