tv Doc Film - To Tell a Tale - Margot Friedlander in Berlin Deutsche Welle January 23, 2022 1:15pm-2:01pm CET
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to day mother friedlander lives in berlin again. she was born here in 1921 into a jewish family. they were persecuted after the nazis came to power. in 1933 her parents were divorced. her mother was not able to flee germany just before she was about to go into hiding with her children more guts. younger brother, ralph was arrested, hoping to help her son. her mother turned herself in to the authorities. ma got went into hiding in berlin. after 13 months, she was caught and deported to the terean's store to concentration camp. she survived, her mother, brother, father and her entire family were murdered in auschwitz. shortly after the
liberation of today's inch dot, and before she left, she married out of friedlander. a man she knew from berlin and whose family had also been murdered in auschwitz. they emigrated to america in 1946. ah he hath, he must. amelie cur, michigan. should fight kush paul hm. but i never really forgave america. because when i had needed america hobbin, they didn't let me in its mission. i guess s u. v is now high. the time i came to america, i was free, a vice and could est here anyway on hit to be here. it was my own
free. well, i might try athena if i could have come to america with my mother. i might have been very happy being placed ledgebrook ish division ah, in 2003, she returned to berlin for the 1st time in 57 years to participate in a documentary. ah and was sometime in been you get them on that's some of it had to be shot in berlin . my belief that was what changed my life more meant for ish. the moment i arrived in this city where my roots are all by and on for soon i realised what it meant to me. can mel harper bus dis, ocean death for mich, bitcoin to it. that was the essence of it. as vs and dishes and yosh
b one year later it in 2005 year. so i told the documentary was officially screened here at the jewish film festival or did happy. sure. and then i began to write my book. i'm an i dash be one year later the publisher who voice heard about it died over cuz had to they said they wanted to publish it, but that i should work with a co author thus far. that was 2000 and 6 am. did sambo, i met marlin shred, figure that december and worked with her for one year up and yelled me to ago i was in america. and she was in berlin here by in belin. her book, try to make your life was published in 2008 since then she has been doing regular readings from it. sometimes several
a week. esteem for them not wells glacial, a dish man, what is induce dimension? darcy, i stand in front of the neighbors building them in a moment. i will see my mother, his dad gets getting darker shell. the jewish couple is waiting at the little window. i can recognize the silhouettes behind the curtains. i look for my mother's familiar form. we see, but she's not there to. the lady opens the door for me. true. but where is she? i ask out of breath. the woman waits until i'm inside. then she shuts the door. when she left lou see me. at 1st i don't understand. did i get here too late? is she out looking for me? asked you for miss she left a message for you, but he said i'm for. i am waiting for the woman to hand me something that she just stands there. i look for a slip of paper in her hand, something my mother would have written down for me is already i'm supposed to give
you a message and done that. then she tells me what my mother can no longer tell me herself ish. i have decided to go to the police fate, sabine, i am going with ralph wherever that may be. imminent death try to make your life so dead leaping to me. the only things she still has from her mother are this amber necklace. at a small address book side, townsend as ish to work a few in 2008 sick her. when i was still on the plane on my way back to america. i asked myself in new york, what say you really doing in new york year? there's so much more you can do in germany, in berlin to be in kent. in
2009, she decided to leave new york and returned to berlin for good order in i'd often at 88 years old margaret friedlander has been repatriated and is back for good middle and today she officially became a german citizen. again. interior minister curtis presented her with the certificate, and i'm gonna dig it as it said, now dr. sen, curtin, that them to me, i should probably say a few words after receiving this document. all, and i think words of sanks are expected of our pitman voted to stunk us just cognition. i can't do that. didn't because you have simply returned what belonged to me in the 1st place. but when what was taken away from me many decades ago, da miles back then they left the roots of a young sapling to dry out lawson. it brittany. i haven't come back to germany.
come, i've come to my friends on. thank you all that he, she of god, i'm often asked if i miss america habersham a whole new i don't at all her as been be perverse. failure. i know i was in america so many years, force infidels, confluence message. but i don't really feel like i lived there for 64 years up a point to certain trends say to me. so it feels like he were here the whole time. her. and as for mission, i have that same strange feeling. i'm totally here.
been to come here. one of her greatest objectives is to tell her story to young people in schools, church communities, and adult education centers. my laser for the book i use for readings, and this is what it looks like. now here you can see the star in what english down eggs which tried 1000. no, i received the i'm hard prize for the book in 2009 for best autobiography, mr. out to be or co fi. so i was invited to berlin again to do reading st. galard var liaison. so gabe and i noticed how silent these young people were, young amend these school students killed, vincent on and how as soon as i started to speak, they wanted to know if zip, sir, what's next of us? what's next? what is this woman's life lean fundraiser for?
what did she live through the early and, and they always said certain it's for you. so that what we lived through never happens again. they're salvas, you've, you know, the she in golf, but via leap turban. but i don't blame any of you. of a ish key. bush can assure it then because we can't forget that in those years, their parents and grandparents were cheering it all on course it. of course i knew that you'll be cabinet for me, doc. good, here i was speaking to the 3rd or 4th generation who had nothing to do with it. sean danish sent me to to none. the readings have become too exhausting for her. so friedlander has started using of video recording. if her listeners largo in it yet we left the company, harnish tarza in a truck,
out of berlin, out of spin detour, which shows from the doors closed behind us fundies. and from that moment on, everything passed me by like a nightmare you immediately forget as soon as you wake up, but which still leaves an indelible terror behind on their tot scheme. and on our solution, shred it, alice, my name is zeal furnished and my num copa my soul was not in my body in this truck, on its way to, to crazy and start to these inch that was like a large scale study and experiment, experiment i in of one question ruled our lives. we, how much can a person take place? inch to say is the instead was an in between place neither life nor death voted in lee and death waited for us in the camps in the east hall in the ghetto. there was hunger filth and cramped conditions. it was every one for themselves.
i longed for some humanity, some closeness leo, and it was difficult for me to, to allow those things in. yet every one existed in a kind of isolation up to lazy inch. that was a vacuum called a place devoid of air and light or new without time sight wirelessly stickler. after the readings, the young people are curious to know more. is chavez gus shaft? i made it happen. i feel like i can do something for those who didn't make out here the snake. gotcha, tom. i have a duty to speak for those who can no longer speak english mesh, question cohen. gary would like to tell you that we won't forget you and that we will pass everything we've learned onto the next generation generated from right. again. just keep your craft skip real. that gives me strength.
strengths to do this because you are listening to me. well, because i believed that my words are being heard. well, of course this class cafe does by fish or what i'm telling you might not get through to all of you. but if i can reach 2 or 3 or 4 of you, i've achieved something. can on average for us. because it's for you. then what can i do after all? nothing. i don't have any children hunger kinda. you will have children, families, amelia, be smart. they make a good life for yourselves. ankle to learn things. now, don't quote because knowledge really is everything is lillia. he was a lovely name. oh, the best i'd ask with it. i am the been sion hum. mucous strangers have
been good to me for him to mention strangers who had nothing to do with me in my life and lead me to tall. nothin. when duff agnes had guess hm. i'll never forget that year and 3 months and more now i spent getting to know people in berlin, kin who had done something extraordinary. belin, did dar mud at 1st. could turn. herbert, i'll never forget that. oh said good. that's how i actually discovered a true humanity mention escaped kim guilt english ah, and, and i'd like to give some of that back. ah,
ich bin mil for lation garnish. maybe i don't really realize is me, although really i do does is feel i've done a lot of it. and ot dunc savoglio. when i look in this folder, i see all the words of sanks in there, nemo. woody dunc sagamore trends in hundreds and hundreds of them aren't ordered. they're not for nothing all knish for unless they are all expressions of gratitude, dunc sagal. yes. have jim if was here some one, right? see sure. we didn't know how bad it was back then of our jewish. you've made me see it all much more clearly. hollis feel best. air force, air people have written letters like that is in, in believe, hadn't that anti it more but into the
interesting thing is how they suddenly really learn what was going on as far lead ah, aluminum holocaust survivor mar. godfrey lender is one of 10 berliners. a tour guide is now offering a mug. friedlander tour at cleveland, the old gun on excellent, actually for 66 years. berlin was little more than a memory for margaret friedlander. the place denazi's once took her prisoners up to wait up north you holocaust follicle survivor martha friedlander was awarded for her out standing dedication in germany with awarded honorary citizenship. the highest accolade of the state of berlin boats were persecuted by the nazi regime and hidden by berliners for years and for both are still active. the day of they remind us of the atrocities and criticize anti semitism and racism on classes. most
. hitler grew hitler gurgling and pebbles were also honorary citizens. oh, do they did turn in their graves now even if they had graves of pet i do then and you didn't use who they didn't consider a humanist mention, an icon who they wanted to kill you. and almost managed to on to say in an fuss, good no, to day a jewish woman who to even have become honorary citizens. time sockets fight when with her honorary citizenship. friedlander is now among the great names in berlin's history. her portrait will now hang in the gallery of eminent figures in berlin's house of representatives, the president of the berlin house of representatives,
isle. v land shows her how different and varied the portraits are not on the law of nature. yeah. served with a very different style here and that one of detroit denture is almost realistic. with home at schmidt with his ever present cigarettes and the snuff tobacco, he always used r o n g a look at that style. ah ah, the astronauts. listen to go vandy bogus though. yes, there's a list of honorary citizens from east germany. this is of sigma indiana, and valerie binkowski, one in social, that's her look. berlin artist stephanie found out of it
is working on a number of sketches for the official portrait. here is as oh gosh, will it fest, but he the i is a bit more complete than a freshly sketched. i. i push ungodly, olga as all does, is that just the undercoat? it's margaret in which hark. when margaret asked me if i would paint her portrait for the house of representatives of mine, photo auntie ran a trinity at 1st, i was overwhelmed and surprised by because margaret put so much trust in me. and her town gosh, hang cut. you can't say no to that woman schneider hadn't come. ah, is it here being mama,
misty irving? papa, when is b. o, as in fear here. deborah, my stephane begging princess in cobbling zuni to go. and vaughan, v o 2 here in full steep them over. thank uses friedlander, thank you for deciding to live among us again with your work for democratic values, your contribution towards keeping memories alive, and you'll work with children and young people. you have done a lot of good for our cities. dubois honorary citizenship is the highest accolade we can award here in berlin. that's why i'm very happy about something you said recently in conversation with school students. when you visited us in the house. i am a true berliner and you know, i love my city. even my mistook. oh, i love i on the heap igloo romanov did soon isaac,
near the bed. so fuson dawes, its door. is it no being dea here be d as in viola, nor being da here. being 2 years into you in 2019 friedlander became patron of article one of the german constitution, the glenn gazette. oh, every one has the right to express their opinion. whether it's gender, mation or background, who faith, no one should be deprived. our favorite human dignity is inviolable. human dignity is one inviolable, ah, as politely conducted down. so i am very happy that you might friedlander some one
who reminds us why the constitution came to be, are accepting this talus man to day in the spirit of diversity. and difference he visited and he and infest after a ceremony was held by the german integration foundation to mark the 70th anniversary of the constitution. inborn alongside chancellor america was holocaust survivor mar gottfried lender. he received an award for her out standing integration work, miracles ain't the 97 year old who has been telling the story of her life under the nazi regime and schools for years. she also became patron of article one of the constitution. human dignity is inviolable. herded as mentioned is on and tougher. she been that to alicia and i'm very touched. of course. louis, i don't really know what to say. bessy satin, so ship to a minute. i did write a speech quickly that 1st away, i just like to say, thank you. vick leash. that done. as for me,
it's incredible. just to experience less dest ellie. she wrote the book of interviews, which 2 s for oil. i do it for you. together with the anti semitism representative of the state of north wine westphalia. it's been a loy toys ush not and burger. it's also meant as a warning to people to learn the lessons of history. and tis emit tis moose is here. nish, death ain't anti semitism, is not the only thing mention there against us. people didn't order our sled. no. whether it's dues or foreigners or people with other opinions in her.
they're just it's you. they want everyone to be like them. that's vids easy in the future. so lab tripland are more deviate yona mention i'd side. so again as a witness is off as a person with a mission. margot to freed lender motivates young people that she puts her heart into it. she's very authentic ass ern z. and i think all of that makes her a great supporter of prevention, which is the most important thing when it comes to dealing with and addressing antisemitism in gettng, antisemitism was that vista is ah daughter . he does his margaret in nature art on fire because i have marcus around me every day in some form here and i'm dealing with her so closely knows that i feel like i'm always with her and as ish an antique bait. yep. in as fight yellow
vanish medically, it was impossible for her to come here to the studio because of the stair change struck baccha on m. and will i have to add the dis, building, design and stress, and number 75 is a very poignant place against bizarre art if by because this was her last hiding place to fuel before she was taken to theresienstadt and that come on earth as is i know her goal to push on that so twist of fate. greenways brings me to tears beneath. when i climb these fall floors,
or when i entered the stairwell gear, i think of mar got on each step and of her history. think is unlock right? oh, oh, you're going a shifter her. what she experienced here was the wonderful come play a family i down for now bang from me and here come clear on that she couldn't remember which floor she lived on in there. j towers here. her one tucked away. she had thought she has a postcard. she sent to the complex from theresienstadt. come cleared off tucker and stuck. shake tut tinge cassie, i saw it. well, she showed it to me and one it said turn. come play a family for zayn and strauser 72nd floor. lighter stock.
020 bar. so she was on the 2nd floor. 2 floors below me. i slashed oak barker, gwen tonia, hassle finish shaggy lana. that's what i looked like for a long time closure there. i am with my cross s. that was when i was in hiding under coincide. look how beautiful my hair was. yes, donna, your hair is still beautiful. it's hard to day. i asked you where you got this cross. and you said someone gave it to you who brought you into hiding them with him on to a quantity. when tag hofstadter went it rather as though and i was so astonished that it wasn't silver. i would only a gun. she was a very simple cord,
harder esther know caught the courtyard. i didn't have any money for a chain, but it was crochet here he called does so it's so beautiful and after them in this photo and on the original as it looks like silver dashti. when i saw you in the setting and then tarver, i could sense exactly how you felt fin the. all the stuff is, do you recognize yourself? oh yes sir. ah ah. kindness who leave you just come? ah saba. i know that i visit max
once or twice every summer and ponder sureness house. he has a beautiful house right on the water, and more toward cleanliness and a little motor boat, aunt duck boy, i usually bring something with me mit half a chicken shirt or a whole one, depending on how many people of that cutter bought a car. and he brings coffee and cake to the garden, and then we get into the boat for an hour or so often board on that that i'm even allowed to drive it to sport fun. i love doing that to miss you marcia. sure. and amanda, we go as far as potsdam, under the bridges, and on to lake van z, a, where we look at the sailing boat and other boats of buttons, eons, children, but as ego board torn under border in spring 2020. when the corona virus pandemic brought public life in germany to a standstill,
friedlander had to slow down too. but at $99.00 she was on line to present the ma got friedlander award, which is bestowed on school projects that keep alive the memory of the nazi era, terrors visits and guns. and so we're all sitting in very different constellations in front of our screens in so many places. and some of you are together. some of you are alone. i'm just happy, it's working out in my name is peter linton. my name is ron schuman with the support of survivors and volunteers. the association presents readings, stories, and contemporary witness statements to the public nog. why did you have to get on the train? shante girl? no. michelle health. my. i'd like to thank you again, shin to school. i think it's great that you're doing this my effort. it's very close to my heart for you. this is my number,
it is become my mission. if so how it tube for ish? no, not today. at 99, i'm very eager for you to continue the work theater. got there so that it won't be forgotten by the end on. demetrius finished her guest. ah, i think we can take off our masks. one year later, she can start working again, this time outgoing chancellor angle america will give the speech in honor of the prize winners. he told us, was he what sort thing you do this? because you believe that is to stream be important to motivate young people, to turn their backs on exclusion, violation racism, anti semitism, and all forms of hostility to those other groups. so now i mentioned find this kind of in you have ongoing marked in this work, gives special significance to the award named after margaret friedlander. and i'm
delighted to see the interest this award is attracting among young people all over germany, or chunk of hip m o n ah stank of much lavish color sky. sometimes think about what i might have done in life is gone his but i can't imagine it. your porch days. fast fear. sherpa shy, india is probably a dressmaker. a space, i don't know if i yet often see, i was very young when hitler came to power and he must come. and so it just wasn't
an option any more. just got shot, girlish mia? we had to grow up too quickly. calling hale said pierre, have vax and galvan put scheme still until 1938 through kirsty, until the christina i, we tried to more or less have a life. i mean, i only got mars he leaves, saw him, is that it was too short. the you those young years, 18 to 24 is when you meet someone and start dating deadly human kingdom. point those years were missing, configured is not real, frivolity, fluid is k or the em. how should i put it? a doctor of high regrets of not having that is 5 doppler was always some bitterness,
mid bitter kite to my name. but let's have a look in here to harp old. this person's house will that house folk tie plats boil where the monument is here. death years where philip levine used to do his dressmaking. philip levine saying, oh, quite true mother. i see. so i left school, i didn't do my final year or school leaving exams or grandma been writing wanted, so she shalaka, i went to the fashion design school at play. that's where i met philip levine. it's all last year. she was very nice and i was very much in love. scale goes off shiny. i think that was the 1st and only time, at least it was the 1st time i got drunk and the top up on
his shoeing. oh, of her girl. in closing, baker seems to herself the ear. yeah, they you, she beg you the p. if i agree is tish. there was a huge table where the patterns were cut p as it bass. is that true leash that would have been my world. that one. the other yeah. ah, photographer mathias ziegler to portraits of free lender for a photo book for her 100 birthday at locations that played an important role in her life. like here at house, folk type lots where her parents shop with
. he presents her as a modern woman who has grown from her difficult past with stinky, emerge. these have brought to my knowledge. i always think my mother's words shake to me. but i only processed them in later years. when i was here. this kish, the other night, it says you could try to make your life. now i'm making a life and the i'm doing something in my life and your belief awareness of what
friedlander does is not confined to germany. when u. s. secretary of state anthony blinkin and his german counterpart hiker mos arranged a joint conference to commemorate the holocaust. once again it was friedlander who was there to remind people of the equality of all human beings. i tell them that this no christian jewish or muslim blocked that is or ne you when black and t i am and co still this little own was under g. s to talk to people it is for you guys. you threaten make room timidly away. say i hope i can keep
going for a while longer to sleep. gay life gave me the chance to do this asthma. this mission is in miss shorn that i don't just live my own life, but that i speak for those who can't speak for themselves. good ah ah ah, with the child there tights like the witnesses of that era? a gall no of the new ways of remembering the show her must be found full,
especially when racism and anti semitism are emerging once again. and society here in germany, vege up here in deutschland of, oh, your current and his own as far as politicians, as society. we can and we should all work to look back to reflect of, to remember and to think about the future. we have a hum, huge responsibility to do our best here when we follow this call to your memory, and i very much hope, mrs. friedlander, that we will be worthy of your legacy. does fiance information this building bottom? you cannot flush day long. i don't imagine how much will be left after i pass away up lieberman bly. great people have done things. but what i do is very, very little about mind. taller is stockton, we're c, as seo,
gavin to lashed may be the current generation listening to me and schools will talk about it to their children. he, he, and kingdom at 1st i will be how far it will go. i have no idea kind of because so many people keep saying they don't want to talk about it any more. evelyn w that east bass question. ah ah, i mean, it is colonial. how does it?
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