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  • United States of America (USA)
  • Documentary
  • 2022
  • 74 min.
  • Director(s): Roberta Grossman
  • Producer(s): Roberta Grossman, Karen Heilig


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.

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Roberta Grossman


Roberta Grossman, Karen Heilig


July Hodara


Christian Callister

Original Music

Todd Boekelheide

Original Language

English, German, Hebrew


Hebrew, English, German, French

Director of Photography

Alexander Pollini

Executive of Claims Conference

Barbara Ghammashi

Executives of German Ministry of Finance

Anna Gerits, Kai Wambach

Festival Highlights


    Audience Award
    Australia International Jewish Film Festival

UK Jewish Film Festival, UK, Documentary Competition, 2022

Australia International Jewish Film Festival, Australia, 2022

United Nations Association Film Festival , USA, Official Selection, 2022