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Florida Premiere

Born in Auschwitz

Directed by Eszter Cseke & András S. Takács

Canada-Hungary-Germany-Israel | 77 minutes | 2020

Hebrew, English, German with English subtitles

Born in Auschwitz is a film about Inherited family trauma that seeks the possibility of healing in a parent-child relationship. In May 1944, Vera a young Jewish woman arrived in Auschwitz. She was 2 months pregnant and immediately selected by Dr. Mengele for medical experiments. Angela, her baby was born weighing 1 kg and had to be hidden for five long weeks before the liberation of the death camp. She not only inherited the trauma of the Holocaust but passed it on to her daughter Kati while trying to raise a survivor. Kati became ultra-Orthodox and now works as a cancer researcher, going out of her way to stop the trauma and to not pass it on to her own children. Mother and daughter are dealing with the past, traveling to places they never wanted to return to, meeting people they never imagined connecting with, from German psychotherapists to Pope Francis. The directors follow the story of these fascinating women as they discover the Holocaust’s long shadow on three generations.

Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with directors Eszter Cseke & András S. Takács, and moderator Sandra Ala, Division Director at Jewish Community Services. To view the conversation please click here.

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Eszter Cseke & András S. Takács are a filmmaking duo who have produced 75 documentaries from Papua to Iran, covering war, history, tribal communities and social issues. They have won numerous international awards, including the Golden Nymph in Monte Carlo and the Press Freedom Award in Strasbourg.
Director Eszter Cseke & András S. Takács
Countries of Production Canada-Hungary-Germany-Israel
Year of Presentation 2020
Language(s) Hebrew, English, German with English subtitles
Premiere Status Florida Premiere
Runtime 77 minutes
Principal Cast Kathleen Oros Klein, Angela Orosz
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