The Righteous Man From Fulda
Paul Römhild and Hugo Sichel

In the late 1930’s, just a few years prior to his deportation and murder, Hugo Sichel gifted two tablecloths to his dear friend Paul Römhild. After eighty years of safe-keeping by the Römhild family in Fulda, Germany, these tablecloths have been returned to Hugo Sichel’s great-nephew. This film is a story of compassion during the darkest hours for Fulda’s Jewish community and two tablecloths which for decades continued to represent the deep friendship between Paul Römhild and his Jewish friend Hugo Sichel. It is also a story of the creation of an emotional and physical bond between a Chicago family and their relative who had become a victim of the Holocaust. And, it is a tale of happenstance.