Film: Germans in Jamaica. Of War, Spies and Camps (Jamaica, 2016)

When March 31, 2017, 2:00 PM
Where Popp Martin Student Union Theater, UNC Charlotte Main Campus
Speaker(s) Kevin Kennedy, film director
Registration Details & Deadlines
Cost $0.00
Who is Invited General Public
Parking Details Visitor parking is available for a fee (see information and maps here). Use the Student Union Deck.

As countless other stories begin, this one also begins with Hitler’s rise to power on January 30, 1933. Very few nations, if any, were not affected by the consequences of Hitler’s insane actions. Hitler himself had correctly prophesied that those who were against him would never be happy, even if they fled to the “end” of the world. Though this story does not take us to the end of the world, it brings us close. Of the thousands of Germans who either fled Germany or who were working or living abroad after 1933, a few thousand found refuge in various internment camps on the island of Jamaica.

Jamaican documentary filmmaker Dr. Kevin Kennedy is a faculty member in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Appalachian State University. He has directed a number of films in German and English. A question-answer session with Kennedy will follow the screening.

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