Einsatzgruppen: Death Brigades
Director: Michael Prazan
French Filmmaker Michael Prazan Present for Q&A!
French filmmaker Michael Prazan, director of the documentary Einsatzgruppen: Death Brigade will be hosting 2 special screenings of the film on Thursday, November 4 at 7:00pm and Sunday, November 7 at 6:30pm to be followed by a Q & A with Prazan at the St. Anthony Main Theater in cooperation with Minnesota Film Arts.
Michael Prazan’s documentary details the SS killing squads charged with destroying entire Jewish populations in occupied Eastern Europe during World War II. Referred to as the “Holocaust by Bullets,” the mobile death units moved through Eastern Europe into Soviet territories in 1941, recruiting assistants in the Baltics and the Ukraine to help them carry out the extermination of the Jews in towns, cities and villages. The brigades were only a prelude to the mass exterminations that followed at the death camps in Poland.
The film contains previously unseen archival footage, much of it in color, some shot as home movies by the Germans themselves. Prazan interviews historians, Holocaust survivors, witnesses, and perpetrators to give a complete view of the horror and scale of this operation which was responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent Jewish families.
Michael Prazan was born in 1970 and graduated with a degree in linguistics from the Sorbonne in 1996. He taught French literature before becoming a filmmaker. Prazan lived in Japan for several years while making his first two films The Nanking Massacre: Memory and Oblivion (2006) and Japan, the Red Years (2002), about the terrorist tendencies of some of Japan’s May ’68 children. He has written a book on the making of the Einsatzgruppen film, which will be published in France later this year.
For More Information Contact:
* Name: Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies
* E-mail: email@example.com
* Phone: 612-624-0256
* Sponsored by: Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies; Minnesota Film Arts; University of Minnesota Department of History; Department of French and Italian; Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch; Center for Jewish Studies; The Human Rights Center at the School of Law
FRANCE · 2009 · 120 MIN
Einsatzgruppen: Death Brigades Playing at St. Anthony Main Theatre -
Thu. Nov 4 @ 7:00;
Sun. Nov 7 @ 6:30
Purchase your tickets online or at the box office.
General Admission: $8.50
MFA Members: $5.00
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