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Film Screening of Theresienstadt Directors: Kurt Gerron, Karel Pecený (1944)

Thu, 2/6 · 6:30 pm8:00 pm · 010 East Pyne

Department of German

“This is the only film known to be made by the Nazis inside an operating concentration camp. Germany’s Ministry of Propaganda produced this 1944 film about Theresienstadt, the “model” ghetto established by the Nazis in 1941 in Terezin, a town in the former Czechoslovakia. Joseph Goebbels intended to use the film to prove to the International Red Cross and the world that Jews were being well-treated in the camps. The film, however, is an elaborately staged hoax presenting a completely false picture of camp life. Upon completion, the director and most of the cast of prisoners were shipped to Auschwitz. Only a few survived to attest to the falsity of the film.” credit IMDb
Directors: Kurt Gerron, Karel Pecený (1944)
Photo credits W.G. Sebald

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