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UCLA - GER 59 - Class Notes - Week 9

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UCLA - GER 59 - Class Notes - Week 9

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background image German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature; Week 9: 11/29/18 ­ La Vita e Bella  1. Italian comedy­drama directed by and starring Roberto Benigni
2. Called a fable ­ leads to moral lesson
3. Grand Prix at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival
4. Three academy awards, including best actor for Benigni
5. Partially inspired by the book In the End, I Beat Hitler by Rubino ROmeo 
Salmoni and by Benigni’s father (2 years in a camp) 6. Characters: Guido Orefice, his unlcee Eliseo Dora
7. Time and Place: 1939, the Kingdom of Italy
8. Uses imagination to shield his son, Giosue, form the horros of internment in a  Nazi concentration camp (compare: Korczak who refused to leave his orphans 
and went with them to Treblinka ­ told them they were going out into the country 
to see meadows and flowers and asked the to wear their best clothes)
­ Italian Fascism 1. Three political parties: Fascist Revolutionary, National Fascist, Third Fascist  Congress led by Benito Mussolini 2. Italian nationalism ancient Rome and its legacy Spazio vitale (Lebensraum, living space) ­ colonization 3. Racism: the mediterranean branch of the Aryan race 4. Mussolini ­ antisemitic beliefs (1908 essay on Nietzsche's Ubermensch)
5. 1938 Italian Racial Laws (citizenship and sexual relations)
6. The Italian Fascists’ political anthem Giovinezza “Youth” ­ youth as a critical  time for the moral development of people ­ Hitler Youth Hitlerjugend ­ youth organization of the Nazi party in Germany 1. 1922­1933 until 1945: the sole official youth organization 2. Trained future members of the Sturmabteilung (SA)
3. Glorified Nordic and other Aryan races
4. Textbooks: love Hitler, obedience to state authority, militarism, racism, and  antisemitism 5. Instruction: race­conscious, obedient, self­sacrificing Germans 6. Anti church indoctrination ­ Comedy? 1. A simultaneously hilarious and haunting comedy out of the tragedy of the  Holocaust 2. It's an exploration of the human capacity to use whatever a parent has available to  construct some sort of sense out of the madness and chaos for their children and 
to shield innocence from the horror and hopelessness. 

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School: University of California - Los Angeles
Department: German
Course: Holocaust in Film and Literature
Professor: David Kim
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: German, Holocaust, and jew
Name: German 59: Week 9
Description: These notes go over La Vita e Bella and the final exam structure
Uploaded: 12/04/2018
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