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FilmFest: House on Wannsee Street

Date: October 20, 2020Time: 10:00 am

House on Wannsee Street

When award-winning Argentinean filmmaker Poli Martínez Kaplun decides to delve into her family history, she finds old photo albums with images of her forgotten great-grandfather, a German-Jewish philosopher persecuted by the Nazis. Digging deeper, she learns that her family was forced to flee Berlin, moving first to Egypt and then Switzerland and Argentina, where they hid their Jewish identity to get entry papers. Revelations of resilience, compassion and the plight of displaced persons are brought to life as she confronts her mother and aunts about the Jewish identity they have concealed.

Sponsor: Norma Lerner

Fee: $15