Oro Macht Frei

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Oro Macht Frei is a documentary film about the Roman Jews and the the Nazi occupation of Rome (Sept 8, 1943 - June 4, 1944) told through the personal testimonies of 9 Roman Jews, archival footage, family photos and the contribution of renowned scholars on the subject. OMF sheds light on the little known story of what happened to Italy's Jewish population during their country's military alliance with Nazi Germany, from the Italian Racial Laws (1938) through the Nazi occupation.  Particular focus is given to SS. Lt. Col. Herbert Kappler's Gold Extortion when Roman Jews were told they would not be deported if they paid a ransom of 50 kilos (110 lbs) of gold.  This sad deception, with the subsequent deportation of 1,013 Roman Jews to Auschwitz, provides insight into how difficult it was for the Roman Jews to understand the kind of danger they were in.  In addition to stories of hiding and arrest, OMF examines the Catholic Church's response to the round-up of Roman Jews and Pope Pius XII's diplomatic position throughout WWII.  Original musical score by Yotam Haber.

"Jews who witnessed these cataclysmic events recall them in vivid stories that speak volumes.
Oro Macht Frei brings it all back." - Sheldon Kirshner

"The film methodically traces history of this community as the oldest continuous Jewish Community in Europe. The interviews of survivors is a testament to the survival of the Italian Jewish community to its present day. Every school whether it is a high school or University must show this film when teaching 20th century European History." - Joseph Flaschner, Young Israel of Hillcrest

"Everything about
Oro Macht Frei meets the highest standards of excellence. The text is accurate, complex but clear, and deeply moving. It shows that some Italian non-Jews were
indifferent spectators, some were hostile Fascist activists and informers, and some were benevolent rescuers… The survivor testimonies are beautiful, and in many cases add to the historical record. The films and photographs are apt and moving. I liked the narration and the music. I am proud to be associated with the film." -  Susan Zuccotti

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The Producers of Ottimo Films request that any money raised from the presentation of this film, after covering screening fees, be devoted to organizations and activities whose mission is in accordance with the spirit and vision with which this documentary was made: to educate about the Holocaust, to support communities of Holocaust survivors and their families, to teach about human rights and genocide studies with the implicit objective to protect human rights, globally and locally.
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