2014 Film Series: ‘Hélène Berr, a young woman in occupied Paris’

Get those diaries out Goethe blog lovers – this is a movie you don’t want to miss!

Following on from our Hélène Berr exhibition (that you can still check out at the Goethe-Zentrum if you haven’t seen it yet!) we’re hosting a movie night along with our French friends at the Alliance Française:

Hélène Berr, a young woman in occupied Paris

Hèlène Berr

Hèlène Berr

When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Where: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta auditorium
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Complimentary for Members of the Goethe-Zentrum and Alliance Française, Non-Members $5

What it’s about:
A student at the Sorbonne, Hélène Berr was 21 when she began her journal. With the introduction of Vichy’s anti-Jewish legislation, her life takes a turn in 1942. Deported with her family on March 27, 1944 to Auschwitz-Birkenau, she dies in Bergen-Belsen, just before the liberation of the camp.

Her journal remained a family treasure for 60  years and was published in 2008. Jérôme Prieur’s documentary is based on a selection from her journal, images from the archives and sobering reenactments. This film was supported by the Foundation of the Memorial de la Shoah, Paris.

Round Table Discussion
The film will be followed by a round table led by Sally Levine, Executive Director, Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, and Karen Edlin, President of Hemshech, an Atlanta-based holocaust survivors group.

If you enjoyed the exhibition, this is something you don’t want to miss out on! So, get out your diaries and put the date in there! Also you NEED to RSVP because seating is limited! Give the Goethe-Zentrum a call of send a quick email – our contact details are here.

And if you haven’t been yet, don’t forget to pop into the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta to check out that Hélène Berr Exhibition!


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