Slideshow Image
Saturday, January 14 at 8:00pm Miami Theater Center
Streaming January 15-25, 2023 Digital Screening Room

USA | 74 minutes | 2022


Southeast US Premiere

They met in secret to negotiate the unthinkable – compensation for the survivors of the largest mass genocide in history. After the war, Holocaust survivors were in urgent need of help, but how could reparations be determined for the unprecedented destruction and suffering of an entire people? Directed by award-winning filmmaker Roberta Grossman (MJFF Audience Award-winning films Who Will Write Our History and Above and Beyond), Reckonings recounts this untold, true of the tense negotiations between Jewish and German leaders that resulted in the 1952 Luxembourg Agreement. Under threats of violence, German and Jewish leaders met in a hidden castle near The Hague to secure an acknowledgment of the genocide and advance the reparations proposal as the first step towards healing. This riveting documentary brings these moments to life through dramatized scenes and interviews with historians, as well as Ben Ferencz, the one surviving participant, who had previously served as a prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials.

The special premiere event will feature a panel discussion with Producer Karen Heilig, Executive Vice President of the Claim Conference Greg Schneider, and Holocaust Historian Michael Berenbaum.

Director's Bio

Directed by Roberta Grossman

Director Photo
Roberta Grossman is an award-winning filmmaker who has written and produced more than forty hours of documentary film and television. Her films have been shortlisted for the Academy Awards, nominated for the Primetime Emmy’s, and have won audience awards at film festivals worldwide, including the Miami Jewish Film Festival.

Cast and Credits


Roberta Grossman


Roberta Grossman


Alex Pollini


Chris Callister


Ben Ferencz, Bettina Adenauer-Bieberstein, Yaakov Sharett, Michael Berenbaum

Film Info






74 minutes


Back to Top