Directed by Frank Stiefel | USA | 2009 | 40min | (Q&A)
Clocking in at just 26 minutes, Frank Steifel manages to fully invoke the pain, humiliation, and in the end, courage, that his mother, Ingelore Herz Honigstein felt during and after the Nazi occupation. With the narration of the film’s namesake cast as a backdrop against the action, INGELORE takes the viewer down a troubling road that has become all too familiar regarding Holocaust survivors. Ms. Honigstein is not a typical survivor, however, as she was born deaf. An extreme disappointment to her parents, she was sent away to various boarding schools, finally finding a home at a school for the deaf. With the ascension of the Third Reich, she was forced out of school and into a struggle for survival in the concentration camps. Ingelore manages to tell her story with an uncanny degree of sincerity, withholding very little of the remarkable life she has led.