Jew Süss and Jud Süss: Sunday Screening and Panel Discussion
The GSSN is pleased to announce this forthcoming event, organised by the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image and The Wiener Holocaust Library, in association with the Insiders/Outsiders Festival and the GSSN.
This event brings together two rarely screened films for an afternoon of viewings and discussions on Nazi antisemitism and responses to the rise of German fascism and antisemitism after 1933. Jew Süss (1934) was a British production directed by Lothar Mendes and starring Conrad Veidt – émigrés who left the country shortly after the Nazi seizure of power in 1933. An adaptation of Lion Feuchtwanger’s 1925 novel, the film was a clear rebuke to Nazi antisemitism and drew attention to Nazi atrocities, although arguably it is also troubling in its representation of Jews. Jud Süss (1940) directed by Veit Harlan, was both one of the most notorious examples of antisemitic film propaganda produced in Nazi Germany, and a popular film with high production values, a star cast, and a success at the box office. The film was seen by some 20 million people across Germany and Europe, and required viewing for members of the SS. The screenings are followed by a panel discussion with Erica Carter and Daniel Wildmann, chaired by Director of the Pears Institute David Feldman.
The Pears Institute has been granted special permission by the German Federal Foreign Office to screen Jud Süss, with the kind agreement of the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung. The film will be shown with English subtitles.
The event is free and open to all. Booking opens Wednesday 26 February 2.00pm.
11.00 -11.15 Welcome
11.15 – 1.00 Jew Süss (1934)
1.00 - 2.00 Break
2.00 – 3.45 Jud Süss (1940)
3.45 – 4.00 Break
4.00 – 5.00 Panel Discussion