La Mémoire Est-elle Soluble Dans L'eau...? (1996)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - France   |  
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Though it contains a bit of dramatic license, Charles Najman's documentary offers an off-beat account of his mother Solange's visit to the Evian resort spa that is paid for by the German government. A concentration camp survivor, Solange is allowed to go there or to Vichy once every two years. Germany agreed to pay for such visits in 1952 as a form of restitution. Though there are darkly comical moments as the colorful Solange enjoys her many baths, there are also many moving segments as she reminisces about the dark days of her time in camps such as Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen.



Holocaust, mother, spa, survivor