A video portrait of two Boston-based middle-aged women, whose parents were experiencing the extreme opposites of Worl War II. Ute Gfrerer’s father was a German soldier and a member of the Nazi Youth, yet Lisa Rosowsky’s parents and grandparents of Jewish descent were sent to Auschwitz. Her father Andre was one of few members of her family who survived the genocide.
The short film is be based on their past stories and the
evening ‘For our fathers’ they organize, that is explored by songs and drawings as instruments of living through their grief and legacy. ‘For our fathers’ is a moving program of Holocaust-related songs—poems set to music by composers such as Kurt Weill, Norbert Glanzberg, and Hermann Leopoldi—matched with artwork that explores family history and memory.