"The Flat" Screening and Discussion


Sunday August 14

Time (Eastern Time)

11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

After the death of his grandmother Gerda, director Arnon Goldfinger was responsible for emptying our the Tel Aviv apartment where she lived for seventy years since she and her husband fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Goldfinger made a startling discovery while sorting through the pictures, files, and letters: his grandparents had a close relationship with Leopold von Mildenstein, the head of the department for Jewish affairs in the SS.

Goldfinger's film The Flat tells the story of this discovery and interrogates what it means to uncover family secrets, a feeling all-too-familiar to many in the Second and Third generation. Join the Museum for a screening of the film, featuring Goldfinger and Dr. Eva Fogelman, renowned psychologist and author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book Conscience and Courage: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust. Attendees will receive a private link to view the film.

Arnon Goldfinger is an Israeli film director and scriptwriter. He is the winner of two Israeli Academy Awards, for his films The Komediant and The Flat. He is also a professor at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University, where he teaches the master class of documentary filmmaking.

Dr. Eva Fogelman is a licensed psychologist, author, and filmmaker. She is a founder of the Second Generation movement as well as the Hidden Child Foundation. Fogelman wrote and co-produced the award-winning film Breaking the Silence: The Generation After the Holocaust and is the author of Pulitzer Prize nominee, Conscience of Courage: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust.