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Refugee Lullaby

  • Israel, Austria
  • Documentary
  • 2019
  • 72 min.
  • Director(s): Ronit Kertsner
  • Producer(s): Vincent Lucassen, Ebba Sinzinger, Ronit Kertsner


What motivates a man to leave his home, wife and children on a cold night, to help Muslim refugees, who are marching towards the border of his country? Hans Breuer, a Jewish wandering Shepard in Austria who dedicates his life to help refugees throughout Europe, while singing Yiddish lullabies to comfort them. The film follows Hans and other ordinary citizens, who help refugees in any way they can. It is a thought-provoking film about compassion, its origins, and its boundaries while connecting Jewish history with current reality.

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Ronit Kertsner


Vincent Lucassen, Ebba Sinzinger, Ronit Kertsner


Ronit Kertsner


Shalom Rufeisen, Jerzy Palacz


Ronit Kertsner , Vincent Lucassen, Ebba Sinzinger,

Sound Design

Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson

Festival Highlights

Classrooms Without Borders , USA, 2021

Washington Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2020

Munich Jewish Film Festival , Germany, 2020

Columbia University , USA, 2019

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2019