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  • Summary: Past present and future mix in this eloquent, intense and surprisingly humorous portrait of documentary filmmaker David Fisher and his siblings, as they retrace the footsteps of their late father—a Holocaust survivor who was interned in Gusen and Gunskirchen, Austria. David’s journey takes him to the U.S., where he meets American WWII veterans who participated in the liberation of his father and Gunskirchen camp. This sparks a remarkable journey to Austria by the Fisher siblings. They joke, kibitz and quarrel, and remind us that history and memory require active discussion among the later generations. (Nancy Fishman Film Releasing) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Oct 20, 2012
    70
    Fisher's separate visit with several still-traumatized American World War II vets who helped liberate the death camps is also stirring - and horrifying.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Sep 28, 2012
    60
    It is an emotional journey for these grown children, now in their 40s and 50s, who engage in sometimes heated conversations, several taking place on the actual sites where Joseph and other prisoners endured unimaginable suffering.
  3. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Sep 28, 2012
    50
    All the while, Fisher and his kin's incessant, contentious bickering exposes the ongoing difficulty of reconciling with inherited trauma, though such squabbling's protracted prominence also, ultimately, suggests the need for a bit more editorial trimming.
  4. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Sep 28, 2012
    50
    The siblings react with humor and horror to what they discover. So will many viewers of this self-indulgent but engaging work.
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Sep 28, 2012
    40
    Six Million and One suggests the need for both a more ruthless editor and a well-trained family therapist.