Memory After Belsen (2016)
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Memory After Belsen is a feature-length documentary that explores the lives and memories of the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. The film investigates the changes occurring with and the many dimensions of Holocaust memory through the generations – weaving together a visual tapestry of people whose family histories position them as stewards of Holocaust remembrance.
The film opens with the Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp dual experience of re-birth (the physical and emotional rebirth of the survivor), and the actual birth of over 2,000 children in the Displaced Persons Camp (the 2nd generation witness.) This is not a film, however, on the tragic history of the infamous concentration camp, nor of its Displaced Persons Camp. Instead, it serves as a platform for posing difficult questions about the transmission of the memory of the Holocaust through the generations. Among these are: How has the survivor generation impacted the 2nd generation, and what is the memory work of ensuing generations. Memory After Belsen addresses these issues through original and contemporary documentary research.
Memory After Belsen explores various forms of Holocaust memory through the prism of wide-ranging and compelling oral histories. In a period where we are witnessing the sharpest decline yet of the survivor generation, Memory After Belsen focuses on nothing less than the future memory of the holocaust. (73 min.)
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