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Pizza in Auschwitz

Moshe Zimmerman

Danny Hanoch is a Holocaust survivor. In his words, he has a BA (Bachelor of Auschwitz) and was fortunate to have a personal physician growing up: Dr. Mengele. This impressive man, who never sheds a tear, has succeeded joining every possible delegation to Poland and the death camps, but failed to do one thing: convince his children, Miri and Sagi, to visit the landscape of his lost childhood with him. In six days, inside one van, father, children and a film crew travel ‘that’ Europe, traversing the terrain where Danny was forced to ‘camp’ again and again. When they reach Birkenau, the ‘final destination’, Danny wants to fulfill a life-long fantasy: to spend the night in his old barracks, on his old bunk, with his own children. Around a tray of pizza, bought in the nearby town of Auschwitz, father and children have the inevitable blow-out filled with black humor and great pain.

Moshe Zimmerman

Moshe Zimmerman is writer and director. Filmography: 2001-2008 ‘Cypress Love Story’, 1999-2008 ‘The Sadness of Ashkenazi Culture’, 1998 ‘A Whale at Sheraton Beach’, 1992 ‘A Night without Na’ama’, 1991 ‘Haacharonim Halkhu Kvar Mizman’, 1990 ‘Border Line’, 1988 ‘First Steps’.

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Pizza in Auschwitz

2008, 52', color, video

Directed by:
Moshe Zimmerman

Screenplay by:
Moshe Zimmerman

Avi Kener, Moshe Zimmerman

Edited by:
Tali Goldenberg, Inbar Tavor

Ellyot Ben Ezzer

Osnat Trabelsi

Produced by:
Trabeisi Productions