Events | "Martha Liebermann: A Stolen Life" (Online Filmvorführung & Gespräch)

Online | 27. Juli 2023 | 3:00 – 5:30 (MESZ)

Schalten Sie ein zum Online-Screening des Holocaust Museum LA für eine Sondervorführung von Martha Liebermann: A Stolen Life, einem Film über die mutige Flucht einer Frau aus Nazi-Deutschland. Die Vorführung ist Teil der Teicholz Film Serie.

*Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.*

Berlin, 1943. Martha Liebermann could have never imagined being forced to leave her beloved homeland at the age of 85. As a Jewish woman, however, she is faced with the decision of her life: should the bourgeois widow of the world-famous and highly revered painter Max Liebermann continue to hope for an exit permit from the Nazis, or flee to Switzerland with the help of Hanna Solf and her resistance group? Martha knows that her previous fame and fortune will not protect her from deportation to the concentration camp for much longer. With a heavy heart, she decides to leave her beloved homeland illegally and thus leave her deceased husband’s works to the Nazis.

While Hanna and her friends are preparing to flee, Gestapo commissioner Rudolf Teubner sets a deceitful trap for the Solf group, which also puts Martha’s housekeeper Luise Wagner in serious danger. In order to save Luise and her other helpers, Martha makes an extremely courageous decision…

Journalist Tom Teicholz is joined by Jordanna Gessler, Vice President of Education and Exhibits at Holocaust Museum LA, Professor Helga Schrekenberger, Holocaust scholar and Chair of the German and Russian Department at the University of Vermont, and Dr. Holli Levitsky, Director of Jewish Studies at Loyola Marymount University, in a conversation about the film.

This film is provided by Menemsha Films and directed by Stefan Bühling, with a screenplay from Marco Rossi, and produced by Regina Ziegler and Tillman Geithe. The film will be released in theaters in the US and Canada in early 2024.

Attendance Information:

This is an online event. Register Here.

Once registered the film will be sent to all registered guests and will be good for 72 hours before the panel on July 27th at 6pm.

An event by the Holocaust Museum LA, co-presented by Villa Aurora and Thomas Mann House.