Berlinale: Programme


Film file

Retrospective

Memento

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A film about Jewish cemeteries in East Berlin, based on a screenplay by Günter Kunert, with text by Rabbi Martin Riesenburger. There are shots of gravestones and inscriptions – deported, murdered, perished; in Auschwitz or Theresienstadt. Commentary reminds us of the victims – “in 1933, 160,564 Jewish citizens lived in Berlin; in 1945, 3,500”.

Germany (GDR 1949 to 1990) 1965/1966, 16 min

by

Karlheinz Mund