Date: November 7, 2018Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  Show map Temple Israel
14 Coleytown Road
Westport, CT 06880
Contact: Nancy SchiffmanPhone: 203.487.0941Email:

Back to Berlin Film Screening

This epic journey marries biker-flick and Holocaust documentary. In 2015, the European Maccabi Games (aka the Jewish Olympics) were held at the site of Hitler’s infamous 1936 Berlin Olympics for the first time since WWII. Back to Berlin follows 11 Israeli motor-bikers carrying the Maccabi torch from Tel Aviv to Berlin, retracing the tracks of the original 1931 Maccabiah riders. Along their moving and inspirational journey they reveal how they or their family survived the Holocaust.

In partnership with Merkaz Community High School for Judaic Studies and Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County.


Directed by Catherine Lurie-Alt
Bulgaria/Czech Republic/Germany/Greece/Hungary
Israel/Poland/Romania/Slovakia, 2018
Documentary, 75 min.
Polish with English subtitles

Click here to view movie trailer.

Click here to purchase tickets.
Admission free to Merkaz students, staff and all teens.
All are welcome.
Single Film Tickets: $15


Click here to view festival at-a-glance.


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