The February film in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be Jealous of the Birds, screening at 1:00 pm on February 26 in the Holocaust Museum’s theater in Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. This documentary focuses on the emotional history of a small community of Holocaust survivors who remained in Frankfurt, Germany after liberation from Nazi death camps. The film a St. Louis premiere, asks the question, “Why would a survivor choose to remain in Germany—shoulder to shoulder with their perpetrators?” Jealous of the Birds, produced in 2011, was directed by Jordan Bahat and has a running time of 78 minutes.
Introductory remarks and a post-screening discussion will be presented by Dr. Zvi Tannenbaum, former Professor of History at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. Dr. Tannenbaum, who received his Ph.D. at Stanford University, is also a founding member of the Holocaust Educators and Academic Roundtable of the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education in Kansas City. Films in this Sunday series are free and open to the public, although reservations are required. For further information, call 314-442-3711 or email AGoldfeder@JFedSTL.org. To view upcoming films in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series, visit HMLC.org/get-involved/attend-event/rosenberg-film-series/.