October 2, 2013

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Auf Wiedersehen is an unconventional documentary that brings the lessons of history into the present day through the eyes of a curious and irreverent ten year-old-boy. Along the way, the family discovers an astonishing array of collaborators, victims, perpetrators, and unlikely heroes in a startlingly humorous adventure spanning five generations.

In this compelling and often funny tale of recovery and renewal, author and activist Linda G. Mills is propelled by her family's life-threatening experience of September 11, 2001 to return to the site of her mother's flight from Vienna, Austria in 1939. Accompanied by her comically bored son Ronnie, her highly opinionated and wholly engaging mother, Annie, and Aunt Rita, Linda discovers unsettling truths that upend a series of familial and historical myths.

Linda G. Mills and Robert Williams from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum led a discussion of the film after the screening.

Visit the film's website here.

Meet the Filmmaker

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Linda G. Mills

 

Linda G. Mills is the Producer/Co-Director/Writer/Subject of Auf Wiedersehen - 'Til we Meet Again. She is Professor of Social Work, Public Policy and Law at New York University, where she is also Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduates in the Global Network University. 

Special Guest

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Dr. Robert Williams

 

Dr. Robert Williams oversees the development of new scholarly research programs in the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 


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