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Heaven Underground:The Weissensee Jewish Cemetery

Directed by: Britta Wauer
90 Minutes, 2011

The Jewish Cemetery at Weissensee is 130 years old. It has never been closed and as such represents one of the few institutions in Germany that were to remain in Jewish hands under the Nazis. Neither the cemetery nor its archive was ever destroyed – making it a real find for collectors of stories. This is a story of how members of extended families from Argentina come in search of their ancestors’ graves.


Director: Britta Wauer

Producer: Britta Wauer

Cinematographer: Kaspar Köpke