FILM SCREENING: Beyond Camps And Forced Labour 2018 conference


Jonny Lewis' 2011 award winning film The Schoolgirl, the Nazis and the Purple Triangles will screen at Beyond Camps And Forced Labour 2018. Beyond Camps is a conference discussing current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution that takes place on 10th, 11th and 12th Jan 2018 in London, UK. 

The conference brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines who are engaged in research on all groups of survivors of Nazi persecution. These include - but are not limited to - Jews, Roma and Sinti, Slavonic peoples, Jehovah's Witnesses, homosexuals, Soviet prisoners of war, political dissidents, members of underground movements, the disabled, the so-called 'racially impure', and forced labourers.

Award Winning untold story of World War 2, looking at the Nazi persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses as seen through the eyes of a schoolgirl. NOW ON DVD WITH 50 MINUTES BONUS FOOTAGE Jehovah's Witnesses were among the first prisoners of concentration camps for their refusal to say "Heil Hitler", join the army, or participate in the Nazi way of life.

For the conference's purpose, a 'survivor' is defined as anyone who suffered any form of persecution by the Nazis or their allies as a result of the Nazis' racial, political, ideological or ethnic policies from 1933 to 1945, and who survived the Second World War.

The Schoolgirl, the Nazis and the Purple Triangles will screen on Thursday, 11 January 2018 as part of Panel 22, The Nazis and The Purple Triangles which includes...

Jonny Lewis, Documentary filmmaker, UK
The schoolgirl. The Nazis and the purple triangles.
Max Woernhard, University of Bern, Switzerland
"Standing out, standing up."
Battling the tide of intolerance.
Prof. Dr. Hans-Hermann Dirkse
Camp survivors in Eastern Germany – a story of change 

A full updated schedule will be release in December 2017 at

Find out more about the story of Simone Arnold-Liebster from the film The Schoolgirl at the Arnold-Liebster Foundation