World War II / Transit

Rachelka’s Tablecloth. Poles and Jews, Intimacy and Fragility “on the Periphery of the Holocaust”

What does local participation in the Holocaust—victims who refer to their murderers by the diminutive versions of their names—teach us about intimacy? About the fragility of the border between good and evil? About what it means to be a human being? For Marci Shore, these are the central questions addressed by Agnieszka Holland’s film In Darkness, Jan Gross‘s and Irena Grudzinska Gross’s book Golden Harvest, and Tadeusz Słobodzianek’s play Our Class. These works reveal the extent to which Poles are coming to see the history of Jews—their lives and their deaths—as a history about themselves, and about all of us.
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Brothers – The SS Mass Murderer and the Concentration Camp Inmate

Alex J. Kay tells the story of an SS officer, the first head of SS Einsatzkommando 9, which murdered many thousands of Jews during the German invasion of the Soviet Union, and his older brother, a political prisoner in Buchenwald concentration camp, who did not survive the war.
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Der neue Kreisauer Kreis

Schloss Kreisau

Gerhard Gnauck erzählt, wie eine Witwe aus dem Widerstand und ein DDR-Bürgerrechtler dem Gut des Feldmarschalls Moltke neues Leben einhauchten.
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