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Film screening of ‘Germans and Jews’ followed by discussion

28 Oct 2016

Fascinating documentary explores the dramatic changes in German-Jewish relationships since liberation day in 1945

On Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 8.30pm at Home, Manchester

Sponsored by the Centre for Jewish Studies, the screening of ‘Germans and Jews’ (2016, USA, dir.: Janina Quint, 76 mins) is followed by a discussion with Dr Cathy Gelbin, Senior Lecturer in German Studies.

There are more than 200,000 Jews living in Germany today, including thousands of young Israelis. 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 is philosemitism just as dangerous as antisemitism?

Bringing together Germans and Jews, this fascinating documentary explores the dramatic changes in German-Jewish relationships since liberation day in 1945.

The screening is part of the 20th UK International Jewish Film Festival, 5-20 November 2016.