Today, Chernivtsi is a province outside of EU borders and outside of memory. Jewish artists who wrote poems and sang in their native German have passed away. But their legacy is more alive than ever.
Rosa Zuckermann was the protagonist in German documentary filmmaker Volker Koepp’s "Herr Zwilling und Frau Zuckermann." Following her death in 2002, it has fallen to her son Felix to tell her story.
Max Schickler is one of the last German-speaking Jews in Chernivtsi. He lived through the Rumanian pre-war period, the brief Soviet interregnum in 1940, and the Nazi invasion.
A new generation shifts between preconceptions and enlightenment.