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The Lesson

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Catalogue Number:  TVP103
Producer:  Video Project, Inc.
Subject:  Canadian World Studies, Documentary, Global Issues, Global Studies, History, Holocaust, Politics, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Germany
Copyright Year:  2019
Running Time:  60:00

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At age 14, every child attending school in Germany is brought face to face with their nation’s past during World War II. “The Lesson” is the personal journey of director Elena Horn who returns to her small hometown to follow four children as they experience Holocaust education in the public school system in rural Germany.

Filmed over five years, from 2014 to 2019, the film is a window into deeply rooted social and political attitudes in Germany amidst the resurgence of the far-right, xenophobia and a fractured, disparate collective memory of the nation’s history.


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