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UK Jewish Film Festival 2022 – Edinburgh – Reckonings – 8pm

November 16


Director  Roberta Grossman   Country  USA   Year   2022  Duration  72 mins

Nominated for Best Documentary Award

No sum of money or abundance of goods could ever atone for the unspeakable suffering and loss inflicted by Nazi Germany on European Jews. And yet, with Holocaust survivors and the young Israeli state in urgent need of funds to rebuild lives and the new West German regime desperate to re-join the family of nations, both sides agreed in the early 1950s to a series of secret meetings in which a compensation deal would be negotiated. Marking the 70th anniversary of the ground-breaking Luxembourg Agreements, award-wining filmmaker Roberta Grossman’s (Who Will Write Our History) riveting documentary sheds new light on one of the most controversially ethical and moral issues Jewish leaders ever had to grapple with, and the far-reaching implications their decision had on both Germans and Jews.

Part of the Alan Howard International Documentary Film Strand

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UK Jewish Film is a registered charity (No 1072914).

UK Jewish Film is dedicated to developing an environment in which Jewish film entertains, educates and enlightens diverse audiences in the UK and internationally. Throughout the year we bring the best of world cinema, provide support and training to new and emerging filmmakers, and produce education events including exploring holocaust, genocide, racism and interfaith themes with a variety of audiences including students and young people.


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