The next film in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be The Gray Zone, screening at 1pm on May 31, 2015, in the Holocaust Museum’s theatre at Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Inspired by actual events at Auschwitz-Birkenau, this film tells of the revolt staged by the Sonderkommandos, Jewish laborers forced to assist in the mechanized murder system of the gas chambers and crematoria. Directed by Tim Blake Nelson, with powerful performances by David Arquette, Steve Buscemi and Harvey Keitel, The Gray Zone will screen in English, with a running time of 108 minutes.
Introductory remarks and a post screening discussion will be facilitated by Erin McGlothlin, Associate Professor of German and Jewish Studies at Washington University. In 2006, Dr. McGlothlin published Second Generation Holocaust Literature: Legacies of Survival and Perpetration. Films in this Sunday series are free and open to the public but reservations are requested. To RSVP or for further information, call 314-442-3711 or email AGoldfeder@JFedSTL.org.