Holy Holocaust

  • Israel
  • Animated Documentary
  • 2021
  • 17 min.

Holy Holocaust

  • Israel
  • Animated Documentary
  • 2021
  • 17 min.


A dark family secret from the past is revealed unexpectedly and opens an abyss between two close friends: Jennifer, a German, discovers that she is the black granddaughter of a Notorious Nazi commander, and her life is turned upside down, while Noa, an Israeli, is doing whatever she can to prevent her life from turning



Osi Wald, Noa Berman-Herzberg


Osi Wald


Noa Berman-Herzberg


Osi Wald

Original Music

Daniela Spector & Einav Jackson Cohen


Noa Berman-Herzberg, Gabriella Boerschmann, Linda Majors

Original Language




Sound Design

Ori Kadishay, Mazkeka Studios

Director of animation & Art Director

Osi Wald


Osi Wald, Ella Ben - Yacov, Yair Harel, Liron Narunsky

Post Production

Ricardo Werdesheim

Produced with the help of

Israel Lottery Council For Culture & Art

Developed with the Support of

Gesher Multicultural Film Fund

Additional Music

Ori Kadishay


    The Jerusalem Development Authority Award for Best Short Animation
    Jerusalem International Film Festival

    Award for Best Film in the Israeli Short Film Competition
    Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival

    Grand Prize for the Hearts, Minds, Souls Award
    Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival

    RISING OF LUSITANIA AnimaDoc Film Festival

Festival Highlights

Seoul Indie-AniFest, Korea , Competition , 2022

RISING OF LUSITANIA AnimaDoc Film Festival, Poland , special section BASED ON HIS/HER STORY , 2022

Fantoche, Swizerland , Panorama , 2022

Fest Anča International Animation Festival, Slovakia , 2022

Hiroshima Animation Season, Japan , 2022

Edinburgh International Film Festival , UK , Short Animation Programme , 2022

Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA , 2022

HollyShorts Film Festival, USA , 2022

Animix,The International Animation Comics & Caricature Festival, Israel , 2022

Dotdotdot, Austria , 2022

SUPERTOON, International Animation and Comic Festival, Croatia , 2022

Berlin Jewish Film Festival, Germany , 2022

Documentary Edge International Film Festival, New Zealand , 2022

World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb, Croatia , GRAND COMPETITION - SHORT FILM , 2022

Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba International Film Festival, Brazil , Competition , 2022

Krakow International Film Festival, Poland , Short Competition , 2022

Animatricks, Finland , 2022

Edmonton Jewish Film Festival, Canada , Competition , 2022

HotDocs, Canada , World Showcase- North American Premiere , 2022

Vienna Jewish Film Festival, Austria , 2022

Mecal Pro, the Barcelona International Short and Animation Festival, Spain , Animation competition , 2022

Athens Animfest, Greece , 2022

Tricky Women/Tricky Realities International Animation Filmfestival, Austria , Int'l Competition + the Intergenerational Trauma Program , 2022

Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, Israel , Competition , 2021

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel , Competition , 2021

Warsaw Animation Film Festival, Poland , 2022

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  • "A very creative film with a spectacular and original world of images, a powerful script and impressive character design, which strengthens the interpersonal connection and the basic belief in humanity, with a refreshing approach to the memory of the Holocaust."
    Jury's Statement, Jerusalem International Film Festival
  • "...its moving story that crosses time. Beyond the Holocaust, it is the story of a friendship that nothing can spoil, even the indescribable"
    Jury's Statement, Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival
  • "...For artistic maturity and humor, which intertwine into the story of the protagonists treated with great tenderness and respect, all adorned with an aesthetic form of animation".
    Jury's statement, RISING OF LUSITANIA AnimaDoc Film Festival

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