A Jew Among the Germans


60 minutes
Source: PBS Video

As a young boy, Marian Marzynski survived the Holocaust in Poland, while his father and most of his relatives did not. When the German government announced it was planning to build a “Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe” to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in May 2005, Marzynski decided to go to Berlin in search for a Germany he and his children could live with. Over the course of three years, he encountered artists, architects, and everyday Germans who struggle with the big questions of guilt, responsibility, and memory. He also met a young "third generation" of Germans who declared their distance from their parents and grandparents over the war. These young Germans reject collective guilt and search for ways to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive.

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