The Holocaust Documentation and Education Center is pleased to share the following programs as part of the “7th Annual Teicholz Film Series – Women in the Holocaust”, presented by Holocaust Museum LA.

Dates: Thursdays (Free Zoom Webinars but RSVP is required)

  • July 27, 2023 9:00 – 11:30 PM EST: Martha Liebermann – A Stolen Life
  • August 3, 2023 9:00 – 11:30 PM EST: Lost Transport
  • August 10, 2023 9:00 – 11:30 PM EST: Valiant Hearts

Martha Liebermann: A Stolen Life
Thursday | July 27, 2023 | 9:00 PM EST | Zoom Webinar

As a part of the Teicholz Film Series, join us for a special screening of Martha Liebermann: A Stolen Life, a film about a woman’s courageous escape from Nazi Germany.

The true story of the widow of world-renowned German Jewish impressionist painter Max Liebermann and the difficult decisions she faced while living in Nazi-occupied Germany.


Berlin, 1943. Martha Liebermann could have never imagined being forced to leave her beloved homeland at the age of 85. As a Jewish woman, however, she is faced with the decision of her life: should the bourgeois widow of the world-famous and highly revered painter Max Liebermann continue to hope for an exit permit from the Nazis, or flee to Switzerland with the help of Hanna Solf and her resistance group? Martha knows that her previous fame and fortune will not protect her from deportation to the concentration camp for much longer. With a heavy heart, she decides to leave her beloved homeland illegally and thus leave her deceased husband’s works to the Nazis.

While Hanna and her friends are preparing to flee, Gestapo commissioner Rudolf Teubner sets a deceitful trap for the Solf group, which also puts Martha’s housekeeper Luise Wagner in serious danger. In order to save Luise and her other helpers, Martha makes an extremely courageous decision…

Journalist Tom Teicholz is joined by Professor Helga Schrekenberger, Holocaust scholar and Chair of the German and Russian Department at the University of Vermont, and Dr. Holli Levitsky, Director of Jewish Studies at Loyola Marymount University, in a conversation about the film.

This film is provided by Menemsha Films.

Lost Transport
Thursday | August 3, 2023 | 9:00 PM EST | Zoom Webinar

As a part of the Teicholz Film Series, join us for a special screening of Lost Transport,
a film about the unexpected friendships formed when a train intended to arrive at a concentration camp gets stranded.


In the spring of 1945, a train deporting hundreds of Jewish prisoners gets stranded near a small German village occupied by the Red Army. Stuck with each other and in an environment of deep mistrust, desperation and revenge, an unexpected friendship emerges between Russian sniper Vera, village girl Winnie, and Jewish-Dutch woman Simone.

Journalist Tom Teicholz will be joined in conversation by Jordanna Gessler, Vice President of Education and Exhibits at Holocaust Museum LA, and Rabbi Susan Nanus from Wilshire Boulevard Temple, who was previously an acclaimed playwright and film/television writer.

This film is provided by Menemsha Films.

Valiant Hearts
Thursday | August 10, 2023 | 9:00 PM EST | Zoom Webinar

As a part of the Teicholz Film Series, join us for a special screening of Valiant Hearts, a film that tells the story of six Jewish children hidden among the collection of the Louvre, and the brave woman who risked her life to save them.


Bristling with suspense and moving in equal measures, Valiant Hearts tells the true story of exceptional bravery and survival against all odds. Starring acclaimed French actress Camille Cottin (House of Gucci, Stillwater), the story recounts the odyssey of six Jewish children in August 1942, who are forced to take refuge where no one will ever think to look for them: amidst the Louvre Museum artworks hidden in the Château de Chambord.

Between fear, outbursts of laughter, and unexpected encounters, the children learn about independence and discover solidarity and friendship amid tumultuous circumstances. The character played by Camille Cottin was inspired by Rose Valand, a conservator at Paris’s Jeu de Paume Museum and a member of the resistance who, for the full duration of the war, spied and documented artwork thefts carried out by Nazi officers. Astounding in its adventure and sharing an incredible story of friendship, bravery, and morality, Valiant Hearts is a compelling film the whole family can enjoy as it brings history alive for the next generation.

This film is provided by Menemsha Films.

For more information:

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