Movie and discussion

May 11, 2024    
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Movie and discussion sponsored by CBJ Brotherhood
The Movie: The Last Mentsch (2016) 93 minutes
The Fehlows Meeting Room at the Plymouth Public Library


Join us for Brotherhood’s Movie and Discussion of the award-winning film, The Last Mentsch, on Saturday, May 11th in The Fehlows Meeting Room at the Plymouth Public Library. This venue is completely handicap accessible and has plenty of parking. You do not have to be a member of Brotherhood to attend. Everyone, regardless of gender, is welcome!

Summary of the film: 70-year-old Marcus Schwartz, who now lives in Germany, has concealed and rejected his Jewish heritage after surviving the horrors of Auschwitz. As he begins to think about the end of his life, Marcus decides he wants to be buried in a Jewish cemetery. But first he must prove that he is Jewish. Without family, a synagogue or a single Jewish friend, the hardened old man has so effectively created a new identity that, when faced with his own mortality, the rabbis refuse his appeal to be buried in a Jewish cemetery in Cologne. Determined to return to his birthplace and establish his ancestry, Marcus enlists the help of a young, brash, chain-smoking Turkish woman with a troubled history of her own. The unlikely duo sets out on a road trip to a small village on the Hungarian-Romanian border, a journey that will irrevocably change them both.

This is a cinematic and heartfelt road movie, powerful in its depictions of identity in crisis and coming to terms with the past.

To watch the trailer at:
Language: Hebrew with very readable subtitles