The Crossing, A Film of the Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival

The Crossing tells the story of the adventurous and brave 10-year-old Gerda, and her brother Otto—a member of the Hitler Youth movement. Their parents, members of the Norwegian resistance are arrested just before Christmas in 1942 leaving Gerda and Otto on their own. Following the arrest, they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement at home. Gerda and Otto need to finish what their parents started: To help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis, cross the border to neutral Sweden and reunite them with their parents. The Crossing shows how confidence, uncompromising loyalty, great courage, and the ability to change can be found in even the youngest of children.

Talkback featuring Timothy Boyce JD and Sara Sillars, HERC Educator. Click here to view trailer.

Register on Eventbrint to watch the film from October 23-25. All registrants will receive a Zoom invitation to the live talkback within 48 hours of the webinar, to take place Sunday, October 25 at 7:30pm. For help streaming films, view our Virtual Help Guide.


Generous Sponsors:

Shel & Danni Gendelman Endowment Fund



Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival

Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center (HERC)


Sun. October 25, 2020


 7:30 pm


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