Short film: My Last Concert
On the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, the International Tracing Service (ITS), the Christian Daniel Rauch Museum and Historicum 20 will host a film screening followed by a discussion. My Last Concert, the multi-award-winning short film directed by Selcuk Cara, tells the story of a Jewish pianist who survived the Holocaust as a child. As the location for her final performance, she chooses the city in which she lost someone dear to her seventy years earlier.
With just a few words and memorable images, the film recreates the oppressive atmosphere of exclusion, fear and persecution. “I think it is one of the most carefully conceived films about the terrible period of the Holocaust that I have ever seen,” said clarinet player Giora Feidman, who provided musical accompaniment for the film.
Opera singer, director and author Selcuk Cara will start the evening with an introduction. He will explain why, as a German of Turkish descent, he produced a film about the Holocaust, and he will read a passage from his best-selling book Türke, aber trotzdem intelligent (“A Turk, but intelligent nonetheless”). After the screening, Selcuk Cara will be happy to answer your questions.
Film screening and discussion
My Last Concert
Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Bad Arolsen Museum
Schlossstrasse 30, 34454 Bad Arolsen, Germany
Registration is not necessary. Entry is free of charge. We look forward to seeing you!
More information about Selcuk Cara and reviews of the film and the book: