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Jew Suss: Rise and Fall (Jud Suss: Film ohne Gewissen)

Rosenberg Film Series | Holocaust Museum and Learning Center April 17 Directed by Oskar Roehler Germany, 2010, 114 minutes In German with English subtitles This historically based film dramatizes the production of the 1940 antisemitic Nazi propaganda film, Jud Süss. The film focuses on the dilemmas facing the lead actor, Ferdinand Marian, as his conflicts with Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels intensified. Introductory remarks and post screening discussion facilitated by Brad Prager, Professor of Film Studies and German at the University of Missouri. His research areas include Film History, Contemporary German Cinema and Holocaust Studies. His publications include the recent book After the Fact: The Holocaust in Twenty-First Century Documentary Film (2015) as well as a book on the German director Werner Herzog, and an edited volume entitled Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008).

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