Lisa Schoß

Contact: lisa.schoss@gmx.de

Lisa Schoß studied German Literature and Cultural Theory at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her main areas of research are the German literature of the 20th century, the history of German Jews and the representation of “Jews” and the Shoah in film. Currently, she is working on her doctoral thesis “Juden” im Film der DDR. Untersuchung eines widersprüchlichen Zusammenhangs (“Jews” in East German Film. Investigation of an Apparent Antagonism). She is associated with Zentrum Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg. She has been awarded scolarships by the DEFA-Stiftung, Bundesstiftung Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur, Leo Baeck Fellowship programm and Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. She is mother of one daughter.

Publications

„Ein ‚Jiddenfilm’ im Fernsehen der DDR.“ In: Marcus Böick, Anja Hertel, Franziska Kuschel (Ed.): Aus einem Land vor unserer Zeit. Eine Lesereise durch die DDR-Geschichte. Berlin 2012, pp. 165-176.

„Juden und ‚Juden’ im Fernsehfilm der DDR.“ In: Jüdisches Museum München (Ed.): Das war spitze!“ Jüdisches in der deutschsprachigen Fernsehunterhaltung. München 2011, pp. 114-125.

„’Es gibt sone und solche’. Von Hass und Humanität in Horst Seemanns Verfilmung von Johannes Bobrowskis Levins Mühle.“ In: Barbara Eichinger, Frank Stern (Ed.): Film im Sozialismus – die DEFA. Wien 2009; pp. 79-124

“Jews” in East German Film. Investigation of an Apparent Antagonism (Abstract)

The study is an account of the representation of “Jews” in East German films with a special emphasis on the role of German-Jewish filmmakers. It focuses on the tensions generated by the interplay of personal, aesthetic and socio-historical (esp. political) factors, more precisely, the instrumentalization of Jewish characters and protagonists by a state controlled film production on the one hand, and the genuine critical discussion of German-Jewish experience on the other. The main aim is to contribute to the research on visual commemoration in East Germany and the history of German-Jewish culture after 1945.