The Nazis, The Rabbi and the Camera Film Screening (2024)


THE NAZIS, THE RABBI AND THE CAMERA – Film Screening at Hallwalls

Join CEPA Gallery this Saturday at 6:30 PM for a film screening event at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, where the film THE NAZIS, THE RABBI AND THE CAMERA will be publicly shown for the first time in the United States. The Film will start at 7 PM and will be followed by a presentation and Q+A with artist and photographer Jill Enfield.

The Leitz company from Wetzlar pioneered the LEICA camera, which is still used by world-class photographers today.  Ernst Leitz II was a member of Hitler’s NSDAP. But Leitz had two faces: like Oskar Schindler, he saved Jewish employees from certain death.

Jill Enfield, a photographer from New York, is a descendant of the Ehrenfeld family from Frankfurt who were saved by Leitz. The photographer and rabbi Frank Dabba Smith has spent years researching her story and others. His conclusion: “For Ernst Leitz, it made no difference whether someone was Jewish or a Social Democrat. It was people he helped.”

To register for the event click the link here. 

List of events & virtual symposiums for The Power of Resilience and Hope – Photography & the Holocaust: Then and Now can be found here on our exhibitions and events page. 

Event Location

CEPA Gallery
617 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Event Dates

Saturday, January 20, 2024 

Free with online registration

Event Times

Event start time:
6:30 PM

Film screening start time:
7:00 PM