In Search of the Last Jew in My Family

Jewish Cemetery in Cieszyn, Poland.

About the film

Documentary Film on Tour: Commemoration and Family Research


In Search of the Last Jew in My Family follows a modern approach to commemoration. A third generation German family investigates its own Jewish roots and engages in a therapeutic family experience.

The film toured in 2014-2015 and 2017. The family novel, Mordje Marx Moos, relates a six-year, seven country tour-de-force family history.

Trailer - "In Search of..."

GER/AUT 2013, 73 minutes, Silvia Holzinger and Peter Haas, IL MARE FILM

As a child, I learned that my grandfather was murdered in Buchenwald in 1942. In my family there was no family reunion, no golden anniversary, no invitation to a 80th birthday celebration. The family didn't get together and we've lost sight of our own story. But the Jewish grandfather left me unsettled. So I set out in search of the last Jew in my family. What I found was 10 cousins who, like me, are now between 40 and 50 years old. Together we reclaim the family's narratives and free ourselves from victim and perpetrator stereotypes.

PROGRAMMKINO.DE IMDB

Film poster, English

Film Tour 2017

| 12.01.2017 19:00 Uhr Cinema Esslingen |
| 29.01.2017 17:00 Uhr Metropolis, Hamburg |
| 25.04.2017 19:30 Uhr Fürth Cinema Uferpalast Kulturforum, Jewish Museum Franken |
| 10. May 2017 18:00 Uhr Neubrandenburg Cinema Latücht |
| 12.05.2017 19:00 Uhr Delmenhorst / AEC |
| 19.07.2017 (canceled) Bingen Cinema KiKuBi / Jewish Workshop Bingen |
| 07.09.2017 20:00 Uhr Dresden Weiterdenken - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e.V. / Hatikva e.V. |
| 27.09.2017 14:00 Uhr Burg, Cinema Burg Theater / AEC / Weitblick e.V. |
| 12.10.2017 Solingen, 18:00 Uhr, AEC |
| 23.10.2017 18:00 Uhr Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, KZ-Gedenkstätte Laura |
| 24.10.2017 Gotha Cinema |
| 05.11.2017 Berlin, Cinema (available / free) |
| 07.11.2017 Salzgitter, AEC (reserved) |
| 09.11.2017 Stuttgart Haus der Katholischen Kirche 20:00 Uhr |
| 23.11.2017 Calw, Cinema KiWi, Bad Wildbach/AEC |
| 07.12.2017 Norden, adult education center, AEC |
| 27.01.2018 19:00 Uhr, Waltrop, AEC |

Filmtour 2018

| 27.01.2018 19:00 Uhr, Waltrop, AEC |
| 2018, Jena, Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste (inquired) |
| 2018, Erfurt, ASF-Thüringen (inquired) |
| 2018, Aachen, VHS-Aachen (inquired) |
| 2018, Freiburg, ASF (inquired) |
| 2018, Tuebingen, ASF (asked) |
| Spring 2018, Wildeshausen, AEC (inquired) |
| 2018, Ketsch, Cinema (inquired) |

The film was shown in more than 50 German cities and personally presented by the filmmakers.
An audience of 2,700 people have discussed the film in Germany.
Due to family constraints there is no DVD, no TV broadcast, nor online stream.
The film tour ends in 2018, we will schedule few additional presentations.
If you are interested in organizing a film screening, please contact us.

| Saarbrücken Kino 8 1/2 | Trier Broadway | Groß-Gerau Kulturcafe | Pforzheim KoKi | Freiburg KoKi | Kalmreuth Kulturwerkstatt | Freudenstadt Subiaco Kinos | Bernburg Gedenkstätte | Dorsten Central Kino | Simmern ProWinz Kino | Heidelberg Karlstorkino | Marburg Capitol | Buchenwald/Mittelbau Dora Gedenkstätten | Wiehl Oberbergische Gesellschaft CJZ | Rottenburg Kino im Waldhorn | Düren VHS Rur-Eifel | IMDB | erinnern.at | Neubrandenburg (ausg.) | Braunschweig ASF | Kirchenkino Wermelskirchen | VHS/Stolpersteine Ludwigshafen | Synagoge Laufersweiler | Gedenkstätte Bernburg | Emil-Frank-Institut | Deutsch-Israelische Gesellschaft | Jüdische Kulturtage Neuss | Olympia Kino Hirschberg | Chemnitzer Friedenstag | VHS Wilhelmshaven | Weissenburg Stuttgart | VHS Kaiserslautern | Evangelische Kirche Lechenich | Kino Boizenburg | Löwen-Lichtspiele Kenzingen | Gronau-Epe, evg. Kirche | Kath. Kirche, Münster | Kerpen, Kulturfrühstück | Cobra Solingen | Trier, niess.info | VHS Worms | Oberbergische Gesellschaft CJZ, Wiehl | Kirche+Kino Dorsten | Kinofans.com | Brennesselkino Hemsbach | VHS Neu-Ulm | Geschichtswerkstatt Marburg |

"Mordje Marx Moos", A Family Novel

234 pages, Paperback, in GERMAN ONLY, ISBN-978-3-00047108-7, EUR 14,90

Mordje Marx Moos, Buchcover

Mordje Marx Moos is a Family Novel in German.

Press

Texts, poster, photos to Download.

Press & Synopsis, English

Director's Statement

Film Poster, JPEG

Film Stills, ZIP

Foto Filmemacher, JPEG

Hebrew Synopsis, Press

TV-SWR interview

TV-MDR news

Trailer, mp4

Logo EPS, ZIP

Film poster CMYK, psd

Film poster RGB, psd