Reverberations of War
Communities of Experience and Identification in Germany and Europe since 1945
Upcoming events in 2014:
Film Series Portraying Perpetrators
12th November 2014 7pm Garwood Lecture Theatre
Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Introduced by Peter Kramer (University of East Anglia)
"Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) has long been recognised as one of the key artistic expressions of the nuclear age. Made at a time when nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union was a real possibility, the film is menacing, exhilarating, thrilling, insightful and very funny." Peter Kramer, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (London: BFI Film Classics 2014).
10th December 2014 7pm Garwood Lecture Theatre
Introduced by Professor Julian Petley (Brunel)
This contemporary drama was inspired by the 1941 progrom in the Jewish community of Jedwabne and the book "Neighbors" by Jan T. Gross. It tells the story of two brothers intent on finding out what happened in their village during the war and how their own family became entangled in the murder of their Jewish neighbours. In Poland, the film was very controversial and reignited the controversy about the role Poles played in the Holocaust.
For further information please contact Dr Julia Wagner j.wagner [at] ucl.ac.uk