Center for Jewish Studies event, in collaboration with UK Jewish Film.
Annekatrin Hendel’s documentary depicts three generations of the Braschs, a Jewish family whose first generation returned from exile from National Socialism to settle in East Germany. Whereas the first generation were ardent supporters of the German Democratic Republic, their three sons Thomas, Peter and Klaus – all of them artists – developed into critics of the system. Through interviews with surviving relatives, loved ones and friends, the film paints a social, political and cultural history of the GDR through the canvas of a family saga.
The discussion panel includes the film’s director, Annekatrin Hendel (Berlin); Katie Trumpener, Emily Sanford Professor of Comparative Literature, English, Film and Media Studies (Yale University), and the writer and political educator Juliette Brungs (Berlin). The panel will be moderated by Cathy Gelbin, who is Professor of Film and German Studies (University of Manchester).
The panel discussion is preceded by the streaming of the film from 9 – 13 June by UK Jewish Film. For further information please visit https://ukjewishfilm.org/