"Memories of the Eichmann Trial" with panel discussion
|When||October 26, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM |
|Where||Logan Center, Screening Room 201 |
|Event Website||https://filmstudiescenter.uchicago.edu/events/2017/memories-eichmann-trial |
|Contact Information||Film Studies Center |
|Description||Introduced by Yael Perlov, daughter of David Perlov, and followed by a panel discussion featuring Joel Snyder (UChicago), Leora Auslander (UChicago), Na'ama Rokem (UChicago), and Noa Steimatsky (UC-Berkeley). Screening courtesy of The Yad Vashem Visual Center and KAN 11 – IBC. |
David Perlov lays layer upon layer of memory in his film Memories of the Eichmann Trial, a unique historic and cinematic document, composed of interviews conducted by Perlov in his Tel Aviv apartment seventeen years after the Eichmann trial. Those interviewed are Israeli Holocaust survivors and members of their generation, children of survivors and young “Sabras”. They reflect upon how the Eichmann trial transformed Israeli perceptions of the Holocaust and the survivors and the way it affected them and their families.
Among those interviewed in the film are: Raffi Eitan, who took part in Eichmann's capture in Argentina, Rivka Yosselevska, who gave testimony at the trial - a survivor of the killing pits of the Jews of Pohost- Zagorodski, Belarus, where her entire family was murdered by members of the einsatzgruppen and local collaborators in the summer of 1942, and Stephania and Henryk Ross, who also testified at the trial. Ross, a photographer forced by the Nazis to work at the Lodz Ghetto "Statistics Department", secretly photographed transports to the death camps.
"The moment Roth shows Perlov the hasty movement of drawing out his camera from under his coat and hiding it again is one of the most memorable scenes in the history of the Israeli cinema" (Uri Klein, "Ha'aretz".)
Broadcast only once on Israeli television in 1979, Memories of the Eichmann Trial was rediscovered and restored in 2011. Introduced by Yael Perlov, daughter of David Perlov, and followed by a panel discussion featuring Joel Snyder (UChicago), Leora Auslander (UChicago), Na'ama Rokem (UChicago), and Noa Steimatsky (UC-Berkeley).
(David Perlov, Israel, 1979, 65 min., digital, b/w, documentary, Hebrew with English subtitles, Produced by: Israel Broadcasting Authority- Channel 1, Camera: Danny Shneor , Editor: Era Lapid )
Restoration (2011) produced by Yad Vashem – The Visual Center, with the support of the Forum for the Preservation of Audio-Visual Memory in Israel. Courtesy of Yad Vashem’s Visual Center and IBA-Israel. Producers: Liat Benhabib, Yael Perlov.
|Categories||Screenings, Arts, Films |
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