Speakers: Marita Barthel-Rösing, psychoanalyst and filmmaker and Professor Stephen Frosh, Birkbeck, University of London. Chair: Professor Sasha Roseneil, Birkbeck, University of London

Date: Sunday 22 March 2015
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX, Room B33, Torrington Square main entrance

Free event open to all: Book your place http://www.pearsinstitute.bbk.ac.uk/events/events-calendar/enjoy-the-music/

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.

The film will be followed by short talks by Marita Barthel-Rösing and Stephen Frosh, and an open discussion.

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