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.
In an age of populism and nationalism it is more important than ever to understand the connections between antisemitism and other forms of racialization.Professor David Feldman, Director