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HEIMAT Screening Invitation

HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME Screening Event, March 28, 2023

What: In person screening of “Heimat is a Space in Time” a 2019 German-Austrian documentary by Thomas Heise about the German past. This is the first in person public screening of “Heimat is a Space in Time” beyond festivals in the United States.

Sponsors: New York Leo Baeck Institute, American Council on Germany, Society & Diplomatic Review, Law Office of Michael Mueller

When: Tuesday March 28 from 5:30 – 9::30 PM

Where: Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

Speakers: Introducing the documentary after a brief reception, the screening of HEIMAT will be presented at 6:00 PM by Markus Krah, Executive Director of the Leo Baeck Institute and Wolfram von Heynitz, German Deputy Consul General in New York

Background: Using the Heise family archive the director reconstructs close to 100 years of his family and friends’ life in Germany and Austria. The documentation of their experience in the German fascist, capitalist, socialist, and post-unification periods challenges common preconceptions. Growing up in socialist East Germany, the DDR, with roots in a German-Jewish family and raised in an intellectual setting, Thomas Heise is a sophisticated observer and makes viewers reflect about the German past and presence, The film received many awards. It is 218 minutes long and will be shown without a break. It can be accessed online through Icarus Films.

RSVP in person.

For information and registration:

Contacts: Claus Mueller, Curator, SDR, or David Brown, Director of Public History, LBI,



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