Culture > Events > Jew Süss and Jud Süss Sunday Screening and Panel Discussion
Event Date: 22nd Mar 2020 | 11:00
Jew Süss and Jud Süss Sunday Screening and Panel Discussion
Birkbeck, University of London, Room B34, Torrington Square main entrance, London, WC1E 7HX
The German Screen Studies Network (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.
Speakers: Erica Carter, King’s College London, Daniel Wildmann, Leo Baeck Institute London
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Room B34, Torrington Square main entrance, London, WC1E 7HX
Timing: 11.00am – 5.00pm
Free event for all: Booking opens Wednesday 26 February 2.00pm: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jew-suss-and-jud-suss-film-screening-and-panel-discussion-tickets-90945886595
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
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, seen by some 20 million people across Germany and Europe, and required viewing for members of the SS.
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.
Erica Carter is Professor of German and Film, King’s College London and Chair of the German Screen Studies Network. Dr Daniel Wildmann is a historian and film scholar specialising in German-Jewish history. He is Director of the Leo Baeck Institute London and a senior lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London. Chair: Professor David Feldman, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London.