Sharon’s relationship with Germany has always been conflictual to say the least, at the same this was something she had just accepted. This is true although, she was born in Munich and currently lives in Berlin. Sharon is Jewish and a third generation Shoah survivor. 

When her estranged father Moritz contacts her again after 7 years, it becomes an impetus for her to reconstruct her father’s family history.  From here on a journey begins in which Sharon, tries to understand who her father is and who his parents were. After having survived the Holocaust her father’s parents, who were originally from Poland arrived in Munich, in the American zone. They remained in Munich for the longest time. Sharon travels from place to place, from person to person trying to understand, how has the Shoah impacted her father’s family. The past leads her always back to her own life, after all she is living in Germany. Little by little she also confronts her non-Jewish German environment.

Original language: German, English, Yiddish

Subtitle: English, German

Length: 90 min.

Festival premiere: DOK.fest München 2020

Cinema start (Germany): 4. November 2021



Cast und Crew

Director/ Writer: Sharon Ryba-Kahn Production: Alex Tondowski, Ira Tondowski / Tondowski Films Co-Production: Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf DoP: Omri Aloni Location Sound: Kai Ziarkowski, Jerome Huber Editor: Evelyn Rack Sound Design: Paul Glodek, Erik Zaiser Musical Sphere: Dascha Dauenhauer

TV Channel: ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel, Jörg Schneider

Supported by: MBB, ILB