Panel Discussion // "Germans and Jews" Film


Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

Katz Center fellow Nitzan Lebovic will participate in a panel discussion about the film “Germans & Jews” alongside its screening during the 2016 Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival.

About the film:

Considered among the most democratic societies in the world, Germany is home to Europe’s fastest growing Jewish population. In fact, about half of the 200,000 Jews who reside in Germany today – making up .2% of its total population – are Israelis who have obtained German passports or work visas. So what’s it like being Jewish in a country with such a harrowing Jewish past? That’s exactly what filmmaker Janina Quint and producer Tal Recanati set out to discover.

Amassing personal stories from German Jews and non-Jewish Germans, Israelis, and German-Jewish Americans, Quint and Recanati offer viewers a non-judgmental window into modern-day Germany and uncover a broad spectrum of perspectives. Touching on the effects of post-Holocaust guilt in East and West Germany, the film reveals Germany’s multifaceted social structure and its efforts against anti-Semitism and antisocialist sentiment. Quint and Recanati have a stake in their story and recognize the need to bring these uncomfortable yet necessary conversations out from the privacy of German living rooms and offices into the public sphere. What begins as a dialogue between two friends quickly grows into an insightful and evocative documentary that beautifully captures Germany’s attempts toward reconciliation and transformation.

More information and ticketing are available through the film festival website. Click here

Event Location: 
The Gershman Y
South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Event Date and Time: 
November 15, 2016 7:00pm