Stalags – Holocaust and Pornography in Israel (2007)

Directed by: Ari Libsker
Duration: 62′
Screening time: Sunday, 6th May, 18:15

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion between Ari Libsker, director of the film and Tanja Schult, historian. The panelists will talk about the representation of the Holocaust in art, such as in the Stalags, and the socio-political reactions to the Eichmann-trial in Israel and in Germany. Moderator: Anders Carlberg

Stalags were pocket books whose plots revealed lusty female SS officers sexually abusing camp prisoners. During the 1960s, parallel to the trial held against Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, sales of this pornographic literature broke all records in Israel and hundreds of thousands of copies were sold at kiosks. The popularity of the Stalags only declined after a much-reported trial, in which their authors were accused of distributing anti-Semitic pornography.

This film examines the notorious phenomenon, exposing the creators of this genre for the first time. It posits that the combination of pornography and the Holocaust also appears in canonic Holocaust literature and continues to be a widespread part of the representation of the Holocaust in Israel today.

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Goethe Ins.