Weekend Film Screenings: “Das Schreckliche Mädchen (The Nasty Girl)”« Back to Events
Das Schreckliche Mädchen (The Nasty Girl)
Saturday, March 2 + Sunday, March 3 (2:00 p.m. daily)
Inspired by true events, Michael Verhoeven’s film “The Nasty Girl” tells the story of Sonja, a German high school student who in the 1970s enters a national essay competition, choosing the topic “My Town during the Third Reich,” because the town’s narrative had always been that they had refused to collaborate with the Nazis. But, as she delves deeper into her research, Sonja comes to learn otherwise and, despite death threats, she uncovers the truth of her village, earning her the title of “Schreckliche
Mädchen.” (better translated as “terrible girl”) Depicted in German with English subtitles, this film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1990.
This film screening is held in conjunction with the exhibitions Survivors and Liberators: Portraits by Wilma Bulkin Siegel and In the Camps: Photographs by Erich Hartmann.