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Science and Literature Seminars: Francis Galton, Karl Pearson and the Biographical Laboratory

This talk will explore Francis Galton's use of biography; it will account for his use of biographical dictionaries as the basis for his early work in eugenics, including his own attempts to institute a so-called 'Golden Book of Thriving Families' as foundational work for early British sociology. More...

Starts: Dec 2, 2014 5:30:00 PM

Portraying Perpetrators screening: 'I Was a Slave Labourer'

Publication date: Feb 18, 2014 4:52:47 PM

Start: Jun 16, 2014 7:00:00 PM

Location: Garwood Lecture Theatre, 1st floor, South Wing, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Fifth screening of 'Portraying Perpetrators', a film series organized by the “Reverberations of World War II” group at UCL

Filmed and Directed by Luke Holland

Made for the BBC's award-winning Storyville strand, arte-France and the Westdeutscher Rundfunk, 'I Was a Slave Labourer' (74 minutes) is the inside story of the international campaign, which Luke Holland helped to initiate, and which ultimately secured $5 billion for over a million, former, forced and slave labourers. Key protagonists in this dramatic yet intimate account, are survivors and former slave labourers, Rudy Kennedy and Roman Halter. The film, broadcast across Europe in the weeks preceding the final settlement, is credited with contributing to the success of the campaign for belated justice.

'I Was a Slave Labourer' has travelled internationally, including screenings to mark Yom Hashoa in Israel; at The Imperial War Museum, London; the Anne Frank Haus; the Jewish Museums of Paris and Berlin, in Prague, New York and Taipei and twice at the Berlin Reichstag – on one occasion for MPs and on another, to mark Germany’s Holocaust Memorial Day.

Luke Holland will attend the screening to discuss the film and the film-making, as well as his on-going engagement in the unfinished business of the Third Reich.