Enjoy the Music - Film screening and round-table discussion
Sunday, 22 March 2015 from 14:00 to 17:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Enjoy the Music – The Pianist Edith Kraus
From Wunderkind through Terezin to Israel
Film-screening and discussion
Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in partnership with Birkbeck Institute for Social Research
Speakers: Marita Barthel-Rösing, psychoanalyst and filmmaker and Professor Stephen Frosh, Birkbeck, University of London. Chair: Professor Sasha Roseneil, Birkbeck, University of London
Date: Sunday 22 March 2015
Time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX, Room B35, Torrington Square main entrance
This remarkable film-documentary tells the story of Edith Kraus a talented young Jewish pianist who survived the Theresienstadt (Terezin) ghetto by giving concerts. Edith Kraus tells her story - of trauma and of life - in words and music.
The film is the result of five years of interviews with Edith Kraus and was made by German group analyst/psychoanalyst Marita Barthel-Rösing and her husband, Wilhelm Rösing a documentary filmmaker. The trust that develops over this time, between Edith, a survivor of the Holocaust and the filmmakers from the country of the perpetrators, gives rise to an extraordinary relationship that enables the thinking and telling of trauma to be explored in a powerful and moving way.
After the film there will be short talks by Marita Barthel-Rösing, who will consider ‘A Psychoanalytical Approach to the Recordings with Edith Kraus’, and Stephen Frosh who will respond to the film. Questions and answers and an open discussion will follow.
When & Where
Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London
The Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism was established by the Pears Foundation and is based at Birkbeck, University of London. It is a centre of innovative research and teaching, contributing to discussion and policy formation on antisemitism and racism. It is both independent and inclusive. www.pearsinstitute.bbk.ac.uk