Some 300,000 Jews live in Chicago today, making it the 10th largest Jewish city in the world. The foundation of the community was laid by German émigrés in the 1840s, in a city full of possibilities.
The transportation of children, Shanghai, Therienstadt: Ethan Besinger wants to tell the personal stories behind these historic terms in a documentary film. His relationship to his own German heritage is ambivalent.
An American family explores their Jewish roots in Berlin.
Ethan Bensinger shares the long history of his parents' furniture from Germany.