They were young, looking forward to the future and felt at home in Breslau, the city with the third largest Jewish community in Germany. Then Hitler came to power. From that moment on, the fate of the persecution of the Jews in Nazi Germany is what connected these children: some fled, some survived Auschwitz. Ultimately robbed of their home, they escaped in all directions and built up new lives, in the USA, England, France and in Germany. Many were even significantly involved in the founding and development of Israel. 14 contemporary witnesses are at the center of this film. They remind us not only of previous Jewish life in Breslau, their experiences form an impressive and diverse portrait of a generation. Some returned to their old home, today’s Wroclaw, and met up with a German-Polish youth group. In times of grown anti-Semitism, the film builds an emotional bridge between the past and the future: a future which is our responsibility to shape.
KARIN KAPER and DIRK SZUSZIES‘ films include: DIE LETZTE MAHADEVI (2000), RESIST! (2003), LITTLE MYSTERIES (2003), DIALOGE 99/II (2004), PUBLIC PLAYGROUNDS (2005), UNKNOWN ELEMENTS FROM THE ORBIT (2007), ANOTHER GLORIOUS DAY (2009), BUT LIFE GOES ON (2010), BERLIN EAST SIDE GALLERY (2015), and WE ARE JEWS FROM BRESLAU (2016).