László Nemes’s 2015 Oscar and BAFTA winning film
Son of Saul
Screening, followed by discussion with Gary Mills (University of Nottingham) and Éva Kovács (Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies)
When: 7 March 2017 5.30pm
Where: Room B37 in the Dearing Building, Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham
October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the corpse of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child’s body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.
This screening is organised by the AHRC Research Network Culture and its Uses as Testimony
Registration is not required and the event is free. For further details, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org