The next film in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be The Inheritance, screening at 1 pm on October 26, 2014, in the Holocaust Museum’s theatre in Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. This powerful documentary traces Monika Hertwig’s journey to accept the truth about her father Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commander portrayed by Ralph Fiennes in the film Schindler’s List. Monica reaches out to Helen Jonas-Rosenzweig, a woman who had been enslaved by her father during the war. More than 60 years after Goeth’s execution for war crimes, the two women meet, bringing closure, yet raising new questions. This 2006 film, with a running time of 75 minutes, will be screened in English with some subtitled German.
Introductory remarks and a post screening discussion will be facilitated by Brad Prager, associate professor of Film Studies and German at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His publications include a book on the German director Werner Herzog and an edited volume entitled, Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008). Films in this Sunday series are free and open to the public. For further information, call 314-442-3714 or email DReich@JFedSTL.org.