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“The Jewish Cardinal tells the amazing story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish–Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood. QUickly rising within the ranks of the Church, Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope John Paul II – and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew, earning him friends and enemies from both groups. When Carmelite nuns start building a convent within the cursed walls of Auschwitz, Lustiger finds himself a mediator between the two communities – and may be forced at last to choose his side.”  [From the Cover]

“To say that I am no longer a Jew is like denying my father and mother – I am as Jewish as all the other members of my family who were butchered in Auschwitz or in the other camps.” Jean-Marie Lustiger quoted in the New York TImes  [From the cover]

Film Movement, ©2013, DVD – French with English subtitles, 100 minutes