Trudie's Goose

When a young girl preparing for her Bat Mitzvah befriends a Holocaust survivor both lives are changed forever as they journey from darkness to healing through the power of art.



Adapted from the short story, "Trudie's Goose," by Maya Savin Miller.

Based on the life and art of Holocaust survivor Trudie Strobel. 

Directed by C. Lily Ericsson, Cheri Gaulke, Samara Hutman & Liran Kapel.

Produced by The Righteous Conversations Project, a program of Remember Us

Trailer edited by Charlie Nevins.


Film Festivals:

Cannes Film Festival, Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, Finalist

Chicago Underground Film Festival

Borrego Springs Film Festival

Miami Jewish Film Festival

Cucalorus Film Festival

American Documentary and Animation Film Festival, 2020


For information about screening the short films, contact Samara Hutman, Director of

Remember Us,

Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Holocaust Survivor Trudie Strobel by Jody Savin (published by Prospect Park Books)

Photo Credits:  Trudie Strobel portrait  + Trudie's art photographed by Ann Elliott Cutting (

© 2017 by Bridget Fonger created with

© 2018 by Cameron Slater, Ann Cutting & Jody Savin