Learn about the plight of art in the era of Nazi Germany, through the films in this series held in conjunction with the Grete Marks: When Modern Was Degenerate exhibition. Each film is presented with a talkback in collaboration with the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.
Oct 4 | Eyewitness (1999)
This Academy Award–nominated short film documents the hidden art and lives of artists in the concentration camps during the Holocaust. Talkback with Ruth Schwertfeger, professor of German, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.
Nov 1 | The Rape of Europa (2006)
A documentary that examines Nazi Germany’s plundering of Europe’s great works of art during World War II, and Allied efforts to minimize the damage. Talkback with Winson Chu, assistant professor of history, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.
Dec 6 | The Train (1964)
The Train is set in 1944, when a German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany, and the Resistance must stop it without damaging the cargo. Talkback with Carl Bogner, senior film lecturer, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and director of Milwaukee’s LGBT Film & Video Festival.
Free for Target Free First Thursdays