Rosa von Praunheim's search for his own roots successfully interweaves his personal life story with the larger historical context of the Second World War.
Praunheim's mother, Gertrud Mischwitzky, tells her son at the age of 94 that he was adopted. He himself is 58 years old at the time. She had found him in 1942 in Riga during the German occupation in a children's home.
With unusual restraint, Rosa von Praunheim explores his own biography and also comes across the traces of his biological father, who was connected to the genocide of Latvian Jews.
"An extraordinary, deeply human documentary that connects the private with historical events while bringing the atrocities of the Nazi regime back into the everyday reality of life." (Filmdienst)