The Rapoports

Our three Lives

As Jews they escaped the Nazis, as scientists they became famous in America, as Communists they had to flee from McCarthy – eventually Inge and Mitja Rapoport found their third home in East Germany.


Documentary, Germany 2003,
60 minutes
Writers and Directors: Sissi Hüetlin, Britta Wauer
DOP: Lorenz Haarmann
Editor: Berthold Baule
Creative Producer: Claudia Bissinger
TV Editor: Selina Riefenstahl
Producer: Tanja Ziegler, Ziegler Film
Broadcaster: ARTE/ZDF


2005 Grimme Prize
2005 Nomination
BANFF Rockie Award
2005 Gold Remi Award
Worldfest Houston
2004 Special Mention
World Jewish Film Festival, Tel Aviv
2004 Best Documentary Award
Binational Filmfestival Durban, South Africa


This film was made for French-German television without an official DVD release. If you are interested in watching "The Rapoports", send us an email and ask for a screener - we can send you an English voice-over version of the film.

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