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Film Screening: The Conference (2022)
October 13, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This event is part of 2022 Campus Weeks. You can learn more this initiative and view other Campus Weeks events on our Campus Weeks webpage.
Film screening and discussion with Paul B. Jaskot and Karen Auerbach; Opening Remarks from Priscilla Layne
About the Film
On January 20, 1942, high-ranking representatives of the German Nazi regime met in an idyllic villa on the Great Wannsee in the southwest of Berlin for a meeting that went down in history as the Wannsee Conference, because of its scope, fatality and consequences, perhaps the most terrible conference of human history. Present are 15 leading men of the SS, the NSDAP and the ministerial bureaucracy. They were invited by Reinhard Heydrich, head of the security police and SD, to a “meeting followed by breakfast”. The exclusive topic of the approximately 90-minute discussion is what the National Socialists called the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question”, the systematic mass murder of millions of Jews from all over Europe. A fictionalized TV film on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the historical event, based on the minutes of the meeting written by Adolf Eichmann.
This event is co-sponsored by Duke University’s Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University’s Department of German Studies, UNC’s Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, UNC’s Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures, and UNC’s Department of History