This November marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, a pogrom of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Germany that is commonly regarded as the beginning of the Holocaust. Filmmaker Micah Brandt of Orange hopes to mark the event with the premiere of his documentary, “Robbery of the Heart,” which follows a Holocaust survivor from Connecticut as he returns to his home town of Wetter, Germany on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht. The film was shot in Wetter, as well as Roth, Marburg, Rothenburg, and Frankfurt, all in Germany. Brandt also filmed in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Simsbury, and Hartford. Brandt, a native of Dallas, spent the majority of his childhood in the New Haven area, graduating from Amity High School in Woodbridge in 1997.
He spoke with the Ledger about his documentary and how he hopes to use it to motivate others.