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Film screening: The Amazing Life of Margot Heuman

Queering the Holocaust: Film Screening and Q&A with historian Anna Hájková (Warwick University)
Thursday, April 6, 2023 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Central
Kresge Hall, Room 1515, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL
In-Person Only 

Margot Heuman (1928-2022) was a survivor of Theresienstadt ghetto, Auschwitz, Neuengamme, and Bergen-Belsen. She was also the first lesbian Holocaust survivor to give testimony. The Amazing Life of Margot Heuman is based on interactions between Margot Heuman and Anna Hájková, the Warwick University historian who recorded their conversation in 2019. Directed by Erika Hughes, the play offers a poignant view of the coming of age of a Jewish queer woman in Nazi concentration camps. In the play, filmed at another location and screened now at Northwestern, Heuman reflects on love, choices, sexual violence and sexual barter, homophobia, and survival. Moving, funny, pragmatic, and original, Heuman’s testimony illustrates the many stories erased by homophobia and misogyny. “I am amazing,” Heuman tells Hájková, reminding us she may remain the sole lesbian to speak about her experiences in the Holocaust.

Co-Sponsors: Gender and Sexuality Studies, The Sexualities Project at Northwestern, and The Chabraja Center for Historical Studies.  Anna Hajkova Event Poster



Annual Spring Theodore Zev weiss lecture


Generational Representations of Trauma in Holocaust Graphic Narratives, Victoria Aarons (Trinity University) 
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Central
Harris Hall, Room 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL
In-Person Only 


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