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Set in the Vienna-like city of Utopia, H. K. Breslauer’s 1924 silent film “The City Without Jews (Die Stadt ohne Juden),” based on Hugo Bettauer’s 1922 satirical novel, follows the political and personal consequences of an anti-Semitic law expelling the city’s Jews. The film’s stinging critique of the politics of anti-Semitism led to its banning by the Nazis. Featuring live performances by Alicia Svigals, violin, and Donald Sosin, piano.
Co-sponsored by the Sunrise Foundation for Education and the Arts, and at Clark University: the Department of Visual & Performing Arts, the Sweeney Endowed Chair in Music, the Higgins School of Humanities, the Strassler Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies, and the Jewish Studies Program.