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Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Son of Saul
April 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child’s body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.
Academy Award Winner Best Foreign Language Film 2016
Golden Globe Awards Winner Best Foreign Language Film 2016
Winner Grand Prix Cannes Festival
Co-Sponsors and/or additional support provided byThe TransAtlantic Masters Program, The Contemporary European Studies Major, UNC Program in the Humanities, Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center funding
Acknowledgement of Support: This event has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this event are the sole responsibility of The UNC Center for European Studies and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.