JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:SONNENSCHEIN - desperately seeking for roots of my family #general

Arnold Davidson <arnoldbd@...>


I would be very surprised if I was the only, or even the first, to respond
to your message. I call your attention to a recent movie about a
Sonnenschein family, some of whose members converted to Christianity.
I leave it to you or others to find out if you are related to that family.

The movie was called (in various countries):
Napfeny Ize, A (2000) (Hungary)
Sunshine - Ein Hauch von Sonnenschein (2000) (Germany)
Taste of Sunshine, The (1999) (USA)

Some of the family members named in the movie were:
Ignatz Sonnenschein
Valerie Sonnenschein
Gustave Sonnenschein
Rose Sonnenschein
Emmanuel Sonnenschein
Aaron Sonnenschein
Josefa Sonnenschein

The film follows a Jewish family living in the Austro-Hungarian Empire
through three generations, rising >from humble beginnings to positions
of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his government
sanctions anti-Jewish persecutions. His son converts to Christianity to
advance his career as a champion fencer and Olympic hero, but is caught
up in the Holocaust. Finally, the grandson, after surviving war,
revolution, loss and betrayal, realizes that his ultimate allegiance
must be to himself and his heritage.

Arnold Davidson
Boynton Beach, FL

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