16 Jan
19:30
Studium Generale | Film & Talk

Documenting the Holocaust: Our Story


It is hard to comprehend all that happened in the concentration camps of World War II. In the documentary Auschwitz. Our Story, six survivors of the holocaust tell their personal story. Max Hamburger, Thérèse Granek, Nelly Basch, Régine Beer, Bloeme Evers and Dov Nasch tell about their deportation to Auschwitz and the difficult return to life afterwards. The interviews focus on where survivors drew strength from and how they gave meaning to their lives after the war, despite their experiences of loss and trauma.

The film will be introduced by Herman Teerhöfer. Over the past 13 years, he has interviewed 91 Auschwitz survivors (ages 81 to 100) in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom and Israel. Teerhöfer will talk about interviewing these survivors and about the making process, among other things.

Holocaust Remembrance Day

The occasion for the screening of this documentary is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This memorial day was proclaimed by the United Nations in 2005 and has since been held annually on 27 January.

This documentary contains footage which some people may find distressing.

In collaboration with Lumière Cinema.

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