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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Elena Horn Holocaust documentary screening

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German film director Elena Horn has been invited for a screening of her documentary 'The Lesson' about teaching the Holocaust. View the trailer here:

Apparently, 4 out of 10 pupils in Germany don't know what Auschwitz is.

Two thirds of American millennials don't know what Auschwitz is. Figures for the UK suggest similar findings.


At the age of 14 every school pupil in Germany is made to confront the reality of the Holocaust, often for the first time. The Lesson follows four teenagers in a town in the Ruhr-Valley embarking on this educational journey over the course of four years. This voyage proves to be far from simple.


The film is in German and English, with English subtitles. The event will be in English.

All are welcome to attend, booking is not required.

Venue: Magdalene College Cripps Auditorium, Chesterton Road, Cambridge

Date: 14 February, 6pm - 8pm


We are grateful for funding from The Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation (JBS), the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, and Magdalene College.

For more details, please see here