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Sun, Dec 13


Family Secrets: A Discussion of the Flat

Family Secrets: A Panel Discussion of The Flat

Ever clean out a family member's home and discover a mystery amongst the clutter? Filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger discovered a puzzling story that he captures in the film The Flat. Join our panel discussion on the film that explores the topic of long-buried family secrets.

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Family Secrets: A Panel Discussion of The Flat
Family Secrets: A Panel Discussion of The Flat

Time & Location

Dec 13, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST

Family Secrets: A Discussion of the Flat

About The Event

The Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society (MNJGS) will host a panel discussion on the topic: Family Secrets: A Discussion of the film The Flat.

There are several ways to access the film prior to the discussion. Hulu members can access the film for free. There is a $3.99 rental charge for You Tube and Amazon Prime. For a film trailer and more information on the film click here.

Panel for The Flat:

Rod Martel is a documentary filmmaker based in the Twin Cities. His most recent film is Lost in Berlin,  about the search for identity told through the lens of his centenarian mother, Gerda Freund's life. Rod is the grandson of the internationally acclaimed cinematographer, Karl Freund, who won an Oscar for his work on The Good Earth.  Rod’s complicated relationship with his grandfather plays prominently in his film Lost in Berlin.

Bradley Prager, PhD, Professor of German and Film Studies, University of Missouri. His chapter on The Flat appears in the book, After the Fact: The Holocaust in Twentieth Century Film. Bloomsbury. Academic Press. 2015.

Sheer Ganor, PhD., Assistant Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She teaches courses about the Holocaust, global genocide history, human rights and modern German history, and is currently working on a book on the emergence of a global diaspora of German-speaking Jews who escaped Nazi violence in Europe.

Members are free, non-members $5.

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