August 24, 2014
Directed by Margarethe vonTrotta
Germany/Luxembourg/France, 2012, 113 minutes
Hannah ArendtEnglish with some subtitled German, French and Hebrew
Barbara Sukowa gives a dynamic, nuanced performance as Hannah Arendt, the German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt created controversy, and notoriety, with her writings on the role of Jewish councils during the Holocaust and Adolf Eichmann and the “banality of evil.”
Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion facilitated by Erin McGlothlin, associate professor of German and Jewish Studies at Washington University. Dr. McGlothlin’s main research interests are German-Jewish literature and the literature of the Holocaust. In 2006, she published Second Generation Holocaust Literature: Legacies of Survival and Perpetration.