The Children of Abraham & Sophie

95 minutes documentary, 2002

When Abraham Braun and Sophie Schopf first met at the opera house in Breslau, Germany, in 1920, it was love at first sight. Both were 20 years old, Abraham was a German Jew and Sophie was a German Catholic. A year later, after Sophie converted to Judaism, the couple married. In 1924, they emigrated from Germany to Palestine with their first son, Yehezkel. Eighty years later, the life story of their youngest son, Mordechai Bar-On, reveals a unique and complex drama involving Christians, Jews, Muslims, Holocaust victims, and Nazis.

Production: A Benny Brunner, Humanistische Omroep (Dutch TV), LASSO Film & TV Production, and Noga Communications (Israel’s Channel 8) production with financial support from the STIFO

Broadcast: The Netherlands, Israel

Festivals: Toronto JFF, 2004 Barcelona International Jewish Film Festival (BIJFF ), 2004 Vienna Jewish Film Week, 2004

The Children of Abraham & Sophie