The Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series returns Oct. 27 with “Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe.”
In 1936, Jewish author Stefan Zweig left Austria for South America to escape the specter of Nazism. This intense film charts his years of exile and his inner struggle for the “right attitude” toward the events in war-torn Europe.
Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion facilitated by Caroline Kita, Assistant Professor of German Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research interests include German and Austrian literature and culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, German-Jewish studies, music and musical aesthetics, theater and performance, and sound studies. Her book, Jewish Difference and the Arts: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Drama (Indiana University Press, 2019), examines discourses of inclusion and otherness in musical and dramatic works by Jewish artists in Vienna around 1900.
The 2019 Sunday Afternoon Film Series takes place at 1 pm at the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Theater, Kaplan Feldman Complex, 12 Millstone Campus Drive.