On Screen. German History in Film

04.04.2017 - 07.01.2018

in short

Films at the cinema and on TV deal with historical topics and personalities in an engaging and entertaining way. They move audiences of millions and shape views of history. The exhibition explores German history "on screen" by presenting videos, scripts, film awards, requisites and testimonies to controversial reactions.
Poster of the exhibition "On Screen. German History in Film".
© Stiftung Haus der Geschichte/JahnDesign, Thomas Jahn

Visitor entrance

Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig
Grimmaische Straße 6
04109 Leipzig

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Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig

in detail

Historical films at the cinema and on TV attract many viewers and ticket sales. They reach a much wider audience than the printed word, exhibitions and other media do. "TV specials", often miniseries, guarantee success, creating an impact via personalisation, emotionalisation and dramatic intensity.

Films influence views on historical events and figures. Depending on when they are made, they add to or initiate social debates. The exhibition focuses on films and miniseries about the holocaust, World War II, resistance, German refugees, the economic rise in post-war (western) Germany, left-wing terrorism and the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It encourages its visitors to have a closer look on historical narratives in film.
Eintritt frei / free entry
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history, mill, war, World War I, GDR, world war ii, print, holocaust, history, gdr, exhibition, cinema, film, fiction, resistance, valkyrie, terrorism, raf

Opening Times

10:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00

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