It was not until he was an adult that the social education worker Rudolf Leiprecht learned that he also had Jewish roots. Now he made a film about the silence around his family history and its effect. ‘Why didn’t you tell me?’ this question and the long shadows of silence on the part of his family prompted Leiprecht to work through his family history. The result is a moving documentary of forbidden love and the complicated family history of his parents in the 1940s and 1950s: a story between two countries and between Jewish and non-Jewish people. In addition to this impossible love story, the documentary tells of experiences with anti-Semitism and racism, the Holocaust and violence, but also the silence around a history that still occupies the following generations.
Marleen van den Berg (Joods Rotterdam) will give an introduction to the film, prior to the screening, and afterwards, Rudolf Leiprecht will be present for a Q&A.
This screening is part of the 5th of May program at the Goethe Institut. You can also join the debate about culture of rembrance at 12.00u or the Vrijheidsmaaltijd (freedommeal) at 13.30u.