Authors

Alexandra J. LeClaire '16, Gettysburg College

Location

Breidenbaugh 209

Session

German Studies Capstones II

Start Time

4-30-2016 10:30 AM

End Time

4-30-2016 11:45 AM

Supervising Faculty Member

Kerry Wallach

Department

German Studies

Description

This paper explores how women are depicted in films about the Holocaust. Close readings of three films about the Holocaust reveal that the year of production, not the gender of the director or country of origin, is the greatest factor in how women are depicted. The miniseries Holocaust (1978) set the stage for depictions of women as naive and sexualized. Europa Europa (1990) continued to depict women in a typical way, as set by Holocaust (1978). Phönix (2014) departed from typical depictions of women by showing them as independent and not sexualized.

Comments

German Studies Senior Capstone

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The Evolving Depictions of Women in Films about the Holocaust (Die sich entwickelnden Darstellungen von Frauen in visuellen Texten zum Holocaust)

Breidenbaugh 209

This paper explores how women are depicted in films about the Holocaust. Close readings of three films about the Holocaust reveal that the year of production, not the gender of the director or country of origin, is the greatest factor in how women are depicted. The miniseries Holocaust (1978) set the stage for depictions of women as naive and sexualized. Europa Europa (1990) continued to depict women in a typical way, as set by Holocaust (1978). Phönix (2014) departed from typical depictions of women by showing them as independent and not sexualized.