The Holocaust through the Lens of The Twilight Zone

December 12
1 pm Central

In this virtual event, Amy Lutz, the Museum’s Manager of Communications and Social Media, will discuss two episodes of the classic television show, The Twilight Zone. The episodes, “Death’s Head Revisited” (Season 3, Episode 9, 1961) and “He’s Alive” (Season 4, Episode 4, 1963) are both available for free to Hulu subscribers and for a small cost on Amazon and iTunes.

In “Death’s Head Revisited,” a former German SS captain returns to Dachau concentration camp and begins reminiscing on the power he enjoyed there, until he finds himself on trial by those who died at his hands.

In “He’s Alive,” a tiny neo-Nazi organization struggles pathetically to succeed in a big city. A mysterious figure begins to ruthlessly guide a young, insecure U.S. Nazi leader, and the group begins to draw more attention.

Although it will not be the topic of discussion during the program, the episode “The Obsolete Man” will be briefly mentioned.

Amy Lutz serves as the Communications and Social Media Manager for the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum. Before joining the staff full time, Amy worked as a docent for the Museum. She holds a bachelor’s degree in History from St. Louis University and a master’s degree in History from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Her graduate thesis, “Amelia Earhart: Myth and Memory” covers the 8-decade long discussion about Earhart’s disappearance and the continual existence of Earhart conspiracy theories and myths. She is working on turning the thesis into a book manuscript for publication.