They met in secret to negotiate the unthinkable – compensation for the survivors of the largest mass genocide in history. Survivors were in urgent need of help, but how could reparations be determined for the unprecedented destruction and suffering of a people? Reckonings explores this untold true story set in the aftermath of the Holocaust.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Roberta Grossman, Reckonings recounts the tense negotiations between Jewish and German leaders. Under the constant threat of violence, they forged ahead, knowing it would never be enough but hoping it could at least be an acknowledgement and a step towards healing.
Roberta Grossman, Karen Heilig
English, German, Hebrew
Hebrew, English, German, French
Director of Photography
Executive of Claims Conference
Executives of German Ministry of Finance
Anna Gerits, Kai Wambach
WINNERAudience AwardAustralia International Jewish Film Festival2022
UK Jewish Film Festival , UK , Documentary Competition , 2022
Australia International Jewish Film Festival , Australia , 2022
United Nations Association Film Festival , USA , Official Selection , 2022
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