March 23, 2023
Jewish soldiers patriotically served in Austro-Hungarian and German armies during WWI only to become scapegoated victims in the Holocaust.
This colorized documentary film presents for the first time on screen the story of hundreds of thousands of Jewish soldiers who served in the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary) armies during The Great War between 1914-1918, only to be persecuted a mere two decades later during the Holocaust. Otto Frank (father of Anne) was one of the most well-known Jewish WWI veterans in Germany. After loyally serving his country, he was forced into hiding. In return for his sacrifice, his country ended up murdering his wife and children. The fate of the veterans and their ultimate betrayal is illustrated in this groundbreaking film.
Filmmaker Peter Rosenbluth will be in attendance and participate in a Q&A. Film is 42 minutes long. Q&A and reception to follow.
Film presented in partnership with the German Embassy in the United States.
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