During World War II, tram line no. 41 crossed through the Ghetto of Łódź, one of the most forlorn, organized, violent civic places within Europe at that time. Tram passengers were Łódź citizens who saw what was happening to their Jewish neighbors. They had been forced in into a fortified district called “Litzmannstadt”. Today a visit to this district reveals a place that rarely changed in time – now inhabited, lively, and run-down. Natan Grossmann returns to his place of birth, searching for the lost traces of his brother and parents who where locked up in this ghetto. Today, one of the Łódź visitors is Jens-Jürgen Ventzki, the son of the former German “Litzmannstadt” major, responsible for the ghetto organization and the deaths of the inhabitants. We roam the districts of Łódź, finding out about the lives in these ‘parallel worlds’, about Łódź citizens living normal lives, some of them architects of death.
Storyboard Artist, Producer/director for documentary films. Co-Founder of the European Association of East-West Rapprochement (EVA) www.eva-verein.de
REFLECTION (2010), documentary by Giorgi Mrevlishvili, as producer for A-FILM BerlinlMoscow;
BERLlN MOSCOW EXPRESS, 2008. script with Matthias Aicher;
MOL TKE - OR We DEMAND THE WHOLE BEl NG (2008-2010/documentary), script, direction, editing;
LODZERMENSCH, 2008/2009 bus of 10 short films as producer;
NIEBO NAD LODZIA (2008), as producer of documentary by Gosia Kozera-Topinska;
ODDZWIEK (2008), as producer of documentary by Alina Cyranek, Marc Recchia;
FACING LODZ 2008), as producer of documentary by Paul Hadwiger.
Europäischer Verein für Ost-West-Annäherung e. V / Weltfilm GmbH
- One of five finalists of tne 2010 Berin Awards Today Award (Berlinale) as producer for documentary "Retlection" by Giorgi Mrevlishvili.
- 2009 Grand Award GOLDEN BEGGAR (15th lntematíonal Festival of Local Televisions) for documentary film production of "RESONANCES" by Alina Cyranek, Marc Recchia