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Germany

Rosenstrasse Opens in US Cinemas

German director Margarethe von Trotta's film Rosenstrasse, which depicts a little know resistance effort against the Holocaust, opened in US cinemas on Friday. Rosenstrasse marks the return to feature film making for the prominent German director after a nine year absence. It tells the story of German women married to Jewish men who successfully won the release their husbands after they were rounded up by Naz's and detained at a center on Berlin's Rosenstrasse. Von Trotta's other films have depicted numerous important periods from German history, including the birth of German communism, the 1970's wave of domestic terrorism, and the aftermath of the Berlin Wall.