On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the November pogroms, the Leipziger Dokumentarwoche in 1988 presented a special program with films in remembrance of the Holocaust. Only shortly before its end did the GDR direct more attention to the murder of the European Jews. The films now screened again are dedicated to the suppressed history in a variety of ways. In the compilation film JEDER KONNTE ES SEHEN, Karl Gass reconstructs the night of the pogroms based on historical archive material. In DIE LÜGE UND DER TOD, Walter Heynowski and Gerhard Scheumann document two silent films made in Stuttgart in 1941. Among other things, they show the deportation of Jews who lived in Stuttgart. In a very personal manner, Róza Berger-Fiedler reconstructs past and present Jewish life in ERINNERN HEISST LEBEN.
A program by CineGraph Babelsberg in cooperation with the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv, the Deutsche Rundfunkarchiv and the Deutsche Kinemathek. (Feb. 16, with an introduction by Tobias Ebbrecht)