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‘Unorthodox’ Author Tells the Story of Her Life and Her Journey to Berlin

In this interview on DW, Deborah Feldman tells the story of her life as an ultra-orthodox Jew and her rejection of Hasidic traditions. Her book, ‘Unorthodox,’ inspired the Netflix series of the same name. What comes through loud and clear in this insightful interview is the ongoing multigenerational trauma of the Holocaust. One of the […]

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“Babylon Berlin” Now in its Third Season on Netflix

“Babylon Berlin” follows Gereon Rath (Volker Bruch), a police inspector on assignment from Cologne, who arrives in the German capital committed to repressing his traumatic past. His unlikely partner is Charlotte Ritter (Liv Lisa Fries), a typist, nighttime reveller, and aspiring homicide detective eager to escape the hardships of her impoverished neighborhood and to succeed […]

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TV: Two Worthwhile Series by Hugo Blick

Hugo Blick, is an English writer, producer, director and occasional actor. I’m familiar with his writing and directing of two TV series in which two different genocides figure prominently. ‘The Honourable Woman’ The principal character in The Honourable Woman is Nessa Stein an Anglo-Jewish businesswoman ably portrayed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Stein’s mother died in childbirth. […]

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Norwegian TV Series: “Occupied”

The premise of this thought-provoking political thriller TV series on Netflix is that Europe is starved for oil that Norway could provide but refuses to do so for environmental reasons. Russia responds with a “soft” occupation of Norway with the consent of the European Union. The series is very relevant to issues in the news […]