Film screening of the play The Wonderful Life of Margot Heuman, UK, 2021, by Anna Hájková and Erika E. Hughes. Original with German subtitles
Panel discussion with Dr. Anna Hájková (University of Warwick) & Dr. Katja S. Baumgärtner (CAIS)
The documentary play was created during the Corona Pandemic and is based on research by Anna Hájková on the queer history of the Holocaust.
In it, the protagonist Margot Heuman (1928-2022) tells about her experiences as a lesbian teenager in Theresienstadt, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Neuengamme. The play shows a more differentiated history of the Shoah and focuses on aspects of queerness, Jewishness, sexual violence and agency.