Fri. 4/18: Film Screening of “The Real Julia: A Muriel Gardiner Story” followed by discussion w/Arthur Zitrin & Eric Weitz 5-7 pm

The NYU Center for Bioethics and the NYU School of Medicine: Division of Medical Humanities 
are pleased to celebrate the short films of Dr.  Arthur Zitrin

Friday, April 18, 2014
Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, 1st Floor Jurow Lecture Hall
5:007:00 pm  
Reception to follow in the adjacent Silverstein Lounge

RSVP required-click here

We will be screening “The Real Julia: the Muriel Gardiner Story” –a portrait of an American heiress, single mother, and medical student who took courageous part in the anti-Nazi Viennese underground before WWII, and subsequently, as a psychoanalyst, devoted herself to troubled, violent youth in New Jersey institutions. (The “unreal Julia” is Lillian Hellman’s “portrait” in Penitmento, subsequently a film with Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave.) 

Following the screening, Dr. Zitrin will discuss his interviews and the making of the film, and  Professor Eric Weitz will provide the historical context. 

Dr. Arthur Zitrin
 is a Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry (NYU). He has authored papers in the fields of psychiatry, child psychology, public health and animal behavioral studies, and has over 60 years of clinical experience.

Eric D. Weitz
 is Dean of Humanities and Arts and Professor of History at The City College of New York. Trained in modern European and German history, his work in recent years has extended to the history and politics of international human rights and crimes against humanity. His major publications include Weimar Germany: Promise and Tragedy (2007; second expanded edition 2013),  A Century of Genocide: Utopias of Race and Nation (2003), and Creating German Communism, 1890-1990 (1997), all with Princeton University Press. He is currently writing, A World Divided: A Global History of Nations and Human Rights from the Age of Revolution to the Present.

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