The Third Generation and the Holocaust in Film


Thursday July 15

Time (Eastern Time)

2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM

Grandchildren of Holocaust survivors have made some of the most compelling films and TV series about the Holocaust in recent years. Their artistic choices are often a means of wrestling with the trauma in their own family legacies. Each filmmaker also raises themes and questions that are important to the social context of the country in which they grew up.

Join the Museum for a discussion with a psychologist and filmmakers from different countries exploring the trauma, resilience, and key questions behind documentary films made by grandchildren of survivors. The program will feature:

  • Dr. Irit Felsen, an Israeli clinical psychologist trained at Yale University who lives in New York and has extensive experience working with Holocaust survivors and their families;
  • Alexa Karolinski, a German filmmaker and granddaughter of Holocaust survivors who co-wrote, produced, and co-created the Netflix series Unorthodox (2020) and the documentary Oma & Bella (2012); and
  • Noa Maiman, an Israeli filmmaker and granddaughter of Holocaust survivors who directed Oy Mama (2010) and also created the Toolkit for Rape Recovery video series. 

This program is sponsored in part through the Battery Park City Authority community partnership.