Religious Conflicts

'Germans and Jews' looks at the price — paid and unpaid — of a country's reconciliation

'Germans and Jews' looks at the price — paid and unpaid — of a country's reconciliation

Don't let its deceptively simple title and brief 76-minute running time fool you. "Germans and Jews" is a nuanced look at a complicated situation that offers insights into the intricacies of the human condition.

This documentary started with the realization of two old friends, director Janina Quint (a non-Jewish German) and producer Tal Recanati (a visiting American Jew), that the relationship between Germans and Jews remained a fraught subject even more than 70 years after the conclusion of World War II and the end of the Holocaust.

The pair put together a Berlin dinner party between the postwar second generation of Jews and non-Jewish Germans, filmed the...

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