Pizza in Auschwitz

  • Documentary
  • 2008
  • 65 / 52 min.
  • Director(s): Moshe Zimerman
  • Producer(s): Osnat Trabelsi & Moshe Zimerman


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.

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Moshe Zimerman


Osnat Trabelsi & Moshe Zimerman


Moshe Zimerman


Avi Kener & Moshe Zimerman


Inbar Tavor

Original Music


Editing Director

Tali Goldenberg

Writing and Narration

Miri Chanoch

Festival Highlights


    Youth Jury of the Filmschule
    Dok Leipzig

    The Golden Dragon prize
    Krakow IFF

    Grand Prix
    Berdyansk Film Festival

Dok Leipzig, Germany, Official Competition, 2008

IDFA, The Netherlands, Best of Fest, 2008

Doc Point Helsinki, Finland, 2008

ZagrebDox , Croatia, 2008

One World, Czech Republic, 2009

Bergamo Film Meeting, Italy, 2009

BAFICI, Argentina, 2009

OXDOX, UK, 2009

Vision Du Reel , Switzerland, 2009

Skopje Film Festival, Macedonia, 2009

NodoDocFest, Italy, 2009

Krakow International Film Festival, Poland, 2009

IFFTAC- International Festival of Films on Tribal Art & Culture, India, 2009

Moscow International Film Festival, Russia, 2009

Sole Luna International Film Festival, Italy, 2009

One World Bratislava, Slovakia, 2009

Perspektive : International Human Rights Film Festival, Germany, 2009

PRAVO LJUDSKI Human rights Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2009

Boston Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2009

WATCH DOCS- Human rights in films FF, Poland, 2009

Berdyansk Film Festival, Ukraine, 2009

Flahertiana International documentary film festival, Russia, 2009

This human world, Austria, 2009

Magnolia International Documentary Awards, China, 2009

Lodz of Four Cultures Festiva, Poland, 2009

Kaunas International Film Festival, Lithuania, 2009

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  • "With a box of takeaway pizza, a camera, candles and emotions running at their highest, father and daughter fight out their lost childhoods."
    - Jessica Elgot, The Jewish Chronicle