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Germans & Jews: A Documentary Film
Followed by a conversation with Thorsten Wagner
Tuesday | December 13 | 7:00 PM
Today, Europe's fastest growing Jewish population is in Berlin. Germany is considered one of the most democratic societies in the world, assuming the position of moral leader in Europe as it embraces hundreds of thousands of refugees. None of these developments could have been imagined in 1945. Through personal stories, Germans & Jews explores the country's transformation from silence about the Holocaust to facing it head on. Unexpectedly, a nuanced story of reconciliation emerges. What began as a private conversation between two filmmakers and friends, Tal Recanati (Jewish) and Janina Quint (non-Jewish German) grew into a cultural exchange among many. We realize that the two people are inextricably linked through the memory of the Holocaust. Germans & Jews is provocative, unexpected and enlightening.
Thorsten Wagner was the historical consultant for Germans & Jews. Born in Denmark, he is an Associate Professor of Modern European History at DIS/University of Copenhagen, and the Academic Director of the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE), NYC. He has written numerous publications in the fields of modern German and European Jewish History, anti-Semitism, Holocaust studies, cultures of memory and Israeli history and society.