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Back to the Fatherland

This documentary is the story of young people leaving their home country to try their luck somewhere else.

Young women and men are moving from Israel to the countries where their families were persecuted and killed less than a century ago, Germany and Austria.

Gil Levanon and Kat Rohrer, both filmmakers, struck up a friendship during their time at college in New York City ten years ago. Gil comes from Israel, Kat from Austria. Their families’ histories are strikingly different. Gil is the granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor, Kat is the granddaughter of a Nazi officer.

The exodus of many young secular Israelis to Germany and Austria prompted Gil and Kat to embark on a journey: to find other grandchildren of Holocaust survivors who had moved to Germany and Austria and learn how their grandparents reacted to that decision.

Could returning to the sites of their pain decades ago create reconciliation between generations?

Back to the Fatherland follows the journeys of three families in transition – Israeli grandchildren from the “Third Generation” and their respective grandparents. The film deals with both sides of the historic tragedy and people’s attempts to build their own futures without ignoring the past.

Movie Info

Directed by Gil Levanon and Kat Rohrer
77 Minutes
In German, Hebrew and English with English subtitles

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