Dir. Diana Groo (63min, Hungary, 2013)
Regina Jonas, voiced here by Rachel Weisz, was the first female Rabbi – a prototypical feminist, who would have never copped to the term.
The daughter of an Orthodox Jewish peddler, Jonas was ordained in Berlin in 1935, but not without a fight. During the rise of the Nazi era, her sermons soothed and encouraged persecuted Jews, but she could not save herself, eventually perishing in Auschwitz in 1944.
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