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Transit: Film and Discussion at AFI Silver

December 8, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

German Historical Institute Washington DC

Transit: Film and Panel Discussion at AFI Silver

December 8, 2018, 4:30pm
Films Screening and Panel Discussion at AFI Silver
Speakers: Marike Janzen (University of Kansas), Eric Jennings (University of Toronto), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington)

The film Transit, an adaptation of Anna Segher’s 1942 novel of the same title, received wide acclaim upon its release in Europe earlier this year. The GHI, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, has organized a special presentation of Transit in conjunction with the American Film Institute’s European Union Film Showcase. On Saturday, December 8, Transit will be screened at AFI Silver at 4:30 pm. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Marike Janzen and Eric Jennings; the event will conclude with a reception.

For information about the film and purchasing tickets, click here.


Marike Janzen teaches German and comparative literature at the University of Kansas. She is the author of Writing to Change the World: Anna Seghers, Authorship, and International Solidarity in the Twentieth Century (2018).

Eric Jennings, a specialist in the history of France and its colonies, is a professor of history at the University of Toronto. His books include Escape from Vichy: The Refugee Exodus to the French Caribbean (2018).


Simone Lässig is the director of the German Historical Institute Washington.


December 8, 2018
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


German Historical Institute