Ari Taub

Nazi Hero For Jewish Filmmaker

08/03/2010 - 20:00
Special to the Jewish Week

Is Ari Taub a Nazi lover?

At least one moviegoer thought so. It happened five years ago at a test screening of Taub’s “Last Letters from Monte Rosa,” an independent World War II film whose morally staunchest character is a Wermacht lieutenant.  

“Aren’t you ashamed as a Jew to be making a hero out of a Nazi?” a man asked Taub.

Poised to shop the film to distributors, the director was so unnerved that he promptly shelved the reel in his vault. 

Ari Taub, right, on the set of "Last Letters from Monte Rosa."
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