DVD - 2005 | German
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After the death of her father, Hannah becomes concerned with the strange behavior of her mother. Traveling to Berlin to interview a woman who knew her mother as a child, Hannah hears the story of a week in 1943 when the Aryan wives of Jewish men held captive in a building on Rosenstrasse protested in the name of love, and realizes how little she knew of her mother's troubled childhood.


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Jan 09, 2015

An excellent movie about a little known protest in Germany during WW II.

Jun 30, 2014

This is a 2003 film directed by Margarethe von Trotta, inspired by the real events.
Just after the German defeat in the Battle of Stalingrad, the Gestapo had arrested the last of the Jews in Berlin.
Around 1,800 Jewish men, almost all of them married to non-Jewish women, were separated from the other 6,000 of the arrested, and housed temporarily at Rosenstraße 2–4, a welfare office for the Jewish community located in central Berlin.
The Rosenstrasse protest was a nonviolent protest in Rosenstraße ("Rose street") in Berlin in February and March 1943, carried out by the non-Jewish ("Aryan") wives and relatives of Jewish men who had been arrested for deportation.
The protests escalated until the men were released.
It was a significant instance of opposition to the events of the Holocaust.
Minister of propaganda Dr. Goebbels wanted to keep the image of a cultured Nazi regime inside Germany, what in any occupied country would have been impossible.
By sending the Jewish husbands to dangerous work the Nazis hoped to eleminate this problem.
In the film, the blond daughter of the German general sleeps with Goebbels to let him release those husbands.
Although this is supposed to be fictional, it is actually more convincing than the fact that the husbands were released by the determination of the protesting women.
In any case, it is a gripping and thought-provoking docu-drama.

d2013 Oct 28, 2013

This is a story of three women connected by unexpected circumstances. Good movie!

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