The University’s Centre for Jewish Studies presents the public film screening of “Germans and Jews” with a Q&A with Dr Cathy Gelbin (Senior Lecturer in German Studies) on Wednesday 9 November. The date of the screening is selected for its commemorative symbolism for both Jewish and German history: the 1938 Reich Progrom or ‘Crystal Night’ and the 1989 falling of the Berlin Wall.
Germans and Jews
Wednesday 9 Nov 8.30pm, HOME (http://homemcr.org/cinema/)
Dir. Janina Quint | USA 2016 | 76 mins
Screening is followed by Q&A with Dr Cathy Gelbin
The film’s description: “There are more than 200,000 Jews living in Germany today, including thousands of young Israelis who are based in Berlin. How has Germany progressed from the Nazis’ aim to obliterate Jewish life forever to being the country with the fastest growing Jewish community in Europe? Can Germans today accept Jews as merely fellow citizens rather than the children or grandchildren of victims? And why philosemitism is just as dangerous as anti-Semitism? Bringing together Germans and Jews, this fascinating documentary explores the dramatic changes in German-Jewish relations since liberation day in 1945.”
The film screening is part of the 20th UK Jewish Film Festival which takes place across the country between 5-20 November 2016.