Majubs reise—from colony to concentration camp. A new approach at narrating germany’s colonial past?

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Abstract

In her documentary film Majubs Reise, released in 2013, Eva Knopf offers a glimpse at a little-known chapter in German history: the fate of an African actor in Nazi-Era Germany. By painstakingly reconstructing Ma-jub’s life with the help of historical documents, photographs and film clips, Eva Knopf succeeds in providing a compelling case for linking Germany’s colonial and Nazi past to the present. Her documentary can be seen as an important contribution to German postcolonial discourse. There is, however, also room for criticism. Despite its obvious qualities Majubs Reise suffers from a number of shortcomings which should neither be overlooked nor dismissed as minor flaws.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-169
Number of pages11
JournalColloquia Germanica
Volume48
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Germany-Africans-Film
  • History-Germany-Africans
  • Majubs Reise
  • Nazi Ger-many-Afro-Germans
  • Postcolonial Discourse-Germany

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