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BERLIN '36



Inspired by the true story of Jewish high jumper Gretel Bergmann, Berlin '36 replays a remarkable piece of forgotten Olympic history. Bergmann (award-winning actress Karoline Herfurth) was considered a top contender for the gold medal at the 1936 Summer Games in Nazi-controlled Berlin. With the Americans threatening an Olympic boycott if Jewish athletes were barred from competing, Bergmann is invited to training camp. But uncomfortable with a Jewish athlete on the Aryan team, the Nazis conspire to replace her with an unknown über-athlete (Sebastian Urzendowsky). Berlin '36 is the exploration of a tenuous friendship between two outsiders who find themselves in unimaginable circumstances.


PRECEEDED BY:
TOYLAND (Spielzeugland)
To shield her son from the horrors of the Holocaust, a mother tries to make him believe that their Jewish neighbors are going on a journey to "Toyland".
Academy Award Winner Best Live Action Short Film, 2009.

Generously underwritten by The Konar Family Foundation in cooperation with Monroe Community College Holocaust Genocide Studies Program.








JCC Rochester Jewish Film Festival

Thursday, July 29
6:15pm, Little Theatre


Director: Kaspar Heidelbach
Country: Germany
Running Time: 100 min.
Language: German w/ subtitles
Year: 2009
Genre: Narrative

Director: Jochen Alexander Freydank
Country: Germany
Running Time: 14 min.
Language: German w/ subtitles
Year: 2009
Genre: Short Narrative