The next film in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series is The Specialist, screening at 1:00 pm on October 30 in the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center’s theater at 12 Millstone Campus Drive. This powerful film focuses on the trial of Adolf Eichmann, held in Jerusalem in 1961. Directed by Eyal Sivan in1999, this film has a running time of 128 minutes in French, German and Hebrew with English subtitles.
Israeli director Eyal Sivan uses original footage from the trial, including the questioning of Eichmann and the poignant testimonies of several Holocaust survivors. Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion will be facilitated by Erin McGlothlin, Associate Professor of German and Jewish Studies at Washington University. Dr. McGlothlin’s main research interests are German-Jewish literature and the literature of the Holocaust. In 2006, she published Second Generation Holocaust Literature: Legacies of Survival and Perpetration.
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.