The next film in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be Jew Suss: Rise and Fall (Jud Suss: Film ohne Gewissen), screening at 1:00 pm on April 17* in the Holocaust Museum’s theatre in the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. This historically based film dramatizes the production of the 1940 notoriously anti-semitic Nazi propaganda film, Jud Suss. The film focuses on the dilemmas facing the lead actor, Ferdinand Marian, as his conflicts with Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels intensified. Jew Suss: Rise and Fall, directed by Oskar Roehler and produced in 2010, will screen in German with English subtitles, with a running time of 114 minutes.
Introductory remarks and a post screening discussion will be facilitated by Brad Prager, Professor of Film Studies and German at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His publications include After the Fact: The Holocaust in Twenty –First Century Documentary (2015) and an edited volume entitled Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008). Films in this Sunday series are free and open to the public, although reservations are requested. For further information, call 314-442-3711 or email AGoldfeder@JFedSTL.org. To view upcoming films in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series, visit HMLC.org/FilmSeries.
*Note special screening date, third Sunday of the month, because of Passover conflict.