Germans & Jews: Film Screening and Discussion

Germans & Jews: Film Screening and Discussion
with Director Janina Quint, Executive Producer Tal Recanati, Dickey Center Director Daniel Benjamin, and Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth Susannah Heschel
Monday, April 9th
Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center

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 the 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.

Co-Sponsored by the Dickey Center, the Department of German Studies, and the Jewish Studies Program.