February 7, 2013 (REVISED February 12, 2013) The Holocaust in Post War German Film Is Subject of Feb. 19 Lecture

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Historian Kobi Kabalek will deliver a lecture titled “Failure and Memory: How the Rescue of Jews During the Holocaust is Depicted in Post War German Film.” The event will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the Pickford Theater, located on the third floor of the James Madison Building at 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored jointly by the Library’s Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division in cooperation with American Associates/Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Hebrew Language Table.

Kabalek received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, where he coordinates the German-speaking Summer University and teaches courses on violence and German reactions to the Holocaust. He is a doctoral candidate at the University of Virginia. His dissertation topic is “The Rescue of Jews and Memory in Germany: From the Nazi Period to the Present.” He has conducted research for an international oral-history project for the University of Vienna, interviewing the survivors of the Mauthausen concentration camp.

Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. The Library seeks to spark imagination and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, programs, publications and exhibitions. Many of the Library’s rich resources can be accessed through its website at www.loc.gov.

The Library is home to more than 1.3 million film, television, and video items. With a collection ranging from motion pictures made in the 1890s to today’s TV programs, the Library’s holdings are an unparalleled record of American and international creativity in moving images.


PR 13-023
ISSN 0731-3527