I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors

Ann Marie Fleming
2010 | 15 min
This short animation is director Ann Marie Fleming’s animated adaptation of Bernice Eisenstein’s acclaimed illustrated memoir. Using the healing power of humour, the film probes the taboos around a very particular second-hand trauma, leading us to a more universal understanding of human experience. The film sensitively explores identity and loss through the audacious proposition that the Holocaust is addictive and defining.

Awards and distinctions

  • Michael Moskovitz Award for a Film on a Jewish Theme
    J.I. Segal Awards, Montréal
  • Best Animated Film Award
    Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth and Families, Vancouver
  • Special Mention for the Short Film Competition Jury Prize
    International Film Festival, Hong Kong