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.
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.
| 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 Neubrandenburg Cinema Latücht |
| 12.05.2017 19:00 Uhr Delmenhorst / AEC |
| 2017 Dresden Chrarity Org. (planned) |
| 27.09.2017 14:00 Uhr Burg, Cinema Burgtheater + Adult Education Center |
| 12.10.2017 Solingen, 18:00 Uhr, AEC (perhaps also school projection) |
| 2017 Fürth Adult Education Center (reserved) |
| 24.10.2017 Gotha Cinema |
| 05.11.2017 Berlin, Cinema / Kulturveranstalter (not yet confirmed) |
| 07.11.2017 Salzgitter, AEC (reserved) |
| 09.11.2017 Stuttgart Haus der Katholischen Kirche 20:00 Uhr |
| 07.12.2017 Norden, adult education center, AEC |
| 27.01.2018 19:00 Uhr, Waltrop, AEC |
The film was shown in more than 50 German cities and personally presented by the filmmakers.
An audience of 2,500 people have discussed the film in Germany.
Due to family constraints there is no DVD, no TV broadcast, nor online stream.
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Mordje Marx Moos is a Family Novel in German.
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