In the summer of 2012, Kenan Summer Fellow David Mayer traveled to Germany to investigate a diary written by his grandfather while living in Germany during WWII. In his travels and interviews, he deepened his understanding of the life his grandfather recorded in his diaries before, during, and after his time spent in a German labor camp in the Harz Mountains. Through his documentary project, David explores the ethical challenges faced by his grandfather and others during the Holocaust, answering some of his questions about his family and history while creating new ones.
Join us for a screening of David Mayer’s completed documentary, Questions For My Grandfather, June 1st at Durham’s Fullsteam Brewery. The screening will start with remarks by Gary Hawkins, David’s faculty mentor on his project. David and his father Fritz, who figures prominently in the documentary, will be available after the screening for a moderated Q&A.
Sunday, June 1, 8:30pm
Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Avenue, Downtown Durham
Free and open to the public