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Oma and Bella  is an intimate film about  two elderly Jewish women in Berlin with humor, stories, and a deep fondness for good food!
Oma and Bella is an intimate film about two elderly Jewish women in Berlin with humor, stories, and a deep fondness for good food!
519 backers pledged $44,905 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Matthew Person on February 10, 2012

      The cookies were delicious!
      Have a wonderful and amazing time in Berlin!

    2. Creator Kelly Dowling on February 10, 2012

      Congratulations! I am sure your film will be a huge success. Thank you for sharing Oma and Bella's story and their wonderful cookies.

    3. Creator Paula Kreissler on December 15, 2011


      Congratulations on your success!!!

      Like everyone else - I at the cookies - they were awesome!! What is anticipated DVD release date?

      Thanks! Paula Kreissler

    4. Creator John C Cain Jr on December 7, 2011

      I'm looking forward to the DVD. I've already ate the cookies and am thinking about making some already.

    5. Creator EWJ on November 22, 2011

      Thanks for thr cookie and want to help you get the DVD to be seen by others.

    6. Creator Julie Weinstein on November 16, 2011

      Thank you for the recipe cards and the cookie! I can't wait to get the DVD when it's released!

    7. Creator nagero rosario on October 28, 2011

      Lieber Alexa.
      Genial. Super, fantastisch, solche Worte sind viel zu wenig und deine Arbeit und arrangement zu definieren.Ich bin sehr Stolz auf dich, und ich kahn nur sage weiter so.
      rosario nagero

    8. Creator LaVerne Kayne on October 24, 2011

      What a great project you have completed! You are to be congratulated on your marketing skills also. I hope this film makes it to wide release. Congratulations, best wishes.

      LaVerne Kayne

    9. Creator Miriam Brownstone on October 24, 2011

      Congratulations, Mazal Tov, und herzlichen Glückwunsch! Liebste Grüsse to you and Oma and Bella!

    10. Creator Sue Warhaftig on October 24, 2011

      Congratulations Alexa! My grandmother (from Poland) would be proud of you!

    11. Creator Marla on October 23, 2011

      Congratulations! I cannot wait for the film to come out.. it is wonderful indeed that you are making this film. One of my grandmothers came from Poland to the United States at the beginning of WWII -- and she loved to cook, in fact she opened up a luncheonette in New Jersey and served food from her native Poland!

      Blessings and best,

      Marla Hanan

    12. Creator Birgit Mahner on October 19, 2011

      Liebe Alexa,
      danke fuer das wundervolle Projekt, ich bin sehr gespannt auf den Film. Wir haben ein Haus, in dem wir ihn zeigen könnten. Hier der Link:
      Herzliche Gruesse - auch an Oma und Bella - von Birgit Mahner

    13. Creator Allan Holender on September 30, 2011

      Alexa, your grandmother should be proud of you. I am proud of you and we're not even related. I'm a Jewish grandfather,lost my grandparents in the concentration camp and never met them. This is a very wonderful project. Full of heart and hope for a generation lost and now your generation to come. May this film be blessed. Happy to be a small backer.

    14. Creator Aaron Gelb on September 29, 2011

      PS - My grandmother is a WWII survivor, too, and I hope that this film makes it to print so she can see it.

    15. Creator Aaron Gelb on September 29, 2011

      This is the FIRST kickstarter project I've backed.
      Good for you for making this film. People like your Oma and her friend Bella need to be recorded for generations to come. There's a little bit of everyone's "bube" in Oma and Bella, and for that thank you!

      L'shanah Tova!

    16. Creator Sandrine M on September 24, 2011

      I do not speak or understand German and just spending a few minutes here with Oma & Bella, I cried and laughed... What a beautiful project you've got here!!!!! Best,


    17. Creator Almuth Andres on September 14, 2011

      Wunderbares Projekt! Gaaaaaaaanz viel Glück und ich freu mich schon wenns fertig ist!!!

    18. Creator orna shuva on September 13, 2011

      Ganz toll der Trailer!! Viel Glueck fuer Deine weiteren Plaene in diesem Projekt!
      xxx Orna

    19. Creator Phoebe on September 13, 2011

      Congratulations & best of luck!

    20. Creator Reina Mehnert on September 13, 2011

      Das Essen der beiden Damen sieht so lecker aus. Vielleicht kannst Du auch ein Kochbuch produzieren? Ich würde es sofort kaufen. Gruß und liebe Grüße an Oma und Bella

    21. Creator Maïté ALOY on September 13, 2011

      This is such a great project and I'm very happy of being a small part of it :)!
      Looking forward to seeing the film.

      My best regards to you Alexa and to the two terrific ladies :).

    22. Creator alexa karolinski on September 12, 2011

      Thank you, WORLD!!!!

    23. Creator Pierre Lipperheide on September 12, 2011

      Congratulations on being funded! I wish you all the luck in the world for the project! I simply love it.

    24. Creator Elana & Grant Smuts on September 11, 2011

      Alexa - I'm sending it on to many more people in the hope that many more people will contribute to this meaningful and wonderful project. Good luck!!

    25. Creator Carolin & Isabel Greiner on September 10, 2011

      Alexa -- this film is simply FABULOUS!!!! My sister Isabel (sometimes called Bella!) and I grew up in Germany and we also had a grandmother who loved making Eastern European food, cookies etc.

      Anyway, all this to say ... we are going to send some targeted emails out to friends, colleagues etc ... to help you raise more money. Could you send us your email address so that we can send a more personal email.... no obligation at all on your side, but it makes an email just more personal.

      Carolin Greiner:
      Isabel Greiner:

      Many thanks -- also for the credits ... could you make it Carolin and Isabel Greiner .. instead of just Carolin.

      Good luck!!!!