Last week our students were privileged to meet Chanoch Zeevi when he came to screen and speak to use about his film “Hitler’s Children”. The film follows the descendants of Hitler’s inner-circle and examines the impact an infamous last-name has had on their lives, and how they deal with the legacy and memory of the Nazi empire in their daily lives today.
In our program we talk a lot about inherited memory, and feature multiple classes that examine the link between second and third generation survivors, and how their family members’ experiences have been transmitted over time. It was a fascinating shift to examine the same relationship in families of the perpetrators of the Holocaust.
Zeevi’s film is a truly outstanding and challenging look at these individuals that allows for audiences to question different aspects of the Holocaust. In an interview about the film the director said: “My intention is that the film will successfully touch many varied audiences and by doing that it may restart the discussion on the story of the holocaust of European Jewry in an intelligent manner and from a new point of view, and along the way, provide an indisputable answer to Holocaust deniers.”
We are proud to bring such fascinating guest lecturers to our program, and to give our students in opportunity to interact with them and their work.
Interested in applying for our MA in Holocaust Studies Program? You can find the application and more information at our website:http://holocaust-studies.haifa.ac.il/
The trailer of the film: