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German Film: Habermann

Friday, April 22, 2016
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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Movie screening || In German with English subtitles || All interested are welcome

Habermann || 2011

Directed by Juraj Herz. With Mark Waschke, Hannah Herzsprung, Karel Roden, Ben Becker, Wilson Gonzalez Ochsenknecht, Franziska Weisz.

Based on true events. With permission of Corinth Film.

Based on true events Habermann is the first major motion picture to dramatize the expulsion of 3 million Germans from Czechoslovakia.  

The events happened more than seventy years ago, but their effects can be felt even today. If we want to understand the present, we have to know what happened in the past.  The story of Habermann ends after the "expulsion" of the Germans from the Sudetenland area in 1945, and remains today one of the darkest chapters in the relationship between Germans and Czechs. The atrocities perpetrated in the course of the expulsion are a taboo to his date. Many Czechs do not want to be reminded of it, many Germans insist that they have been wronged and that nobody has ever had to pay for this. There is a new young generation now that wants information about the past.

For more information, please contact Sinikka Elvington by phone at 626-395-1724 or by email at [email protected].