Freudental

DIRECTED BY

Thomas Lahusen

in collaboration with
Steffen Pross.

 

Digital HD, color & black and white,

65 min.

Release: Fall 2020

The November 1938 “Night of Broken Glass” shattered

two centuries of Germans and Jews living side by side

in the village of Freudental, near Stuttgart. A personal journey into the history of a family that survived the Holocaust interrogates whether today being both German and Jewish means belonging nowhere.

The film uses footage shot in many locations in Germany,

in Auschwitz, and in Toronto. It also includes archival

footage, mainly from the German Federal Archive, family

photos and documents.

© 2020 Chemodan Films.

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