Schocken, On The Verge Of Consensus
Salman Schocken was the King of department stores in Germany. Before WWII, he owned 22 department stores with 6,000 employees. He possessed a unique collection of 60,000 rare books in German and Hebrew and founded a modern, Jewish publishing house. He was the lifelong supporter of Shmuel Yosef Agnon and he owned the Haaretz newspaper which still survives on the border of consensus.
He supported secular, Jewish culture and identified with humanist, liberal Judaism, a relic of 19th century Europe.
Today, in an age of unscrupulous market economy and militant Judaism, Salman Schocken’s ways point to an alternative, perhaps not entirely lost.
Director: Noemi Schory
Producer: Liran Atzmor
Production Company: Atzmor Productions
Duration: 82 min.
Date of Release: 7/9/2020
Country of Production: Israel/Germany
Language: Hebrew, German
Subtitles: Hebrew, English
Festivals & Awards
Kan - Israeli Public Broadcast Corporation, RBB, NRW, MBB
Involved Institutions and Other Financiers
Makor Foundation for Israeli Films
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