Hilla Lavie

Representations of Israel in 1950s-1960s West German Films

Hilla Lavie is writing her dissertation at the Minerva Koebner center for German History, the Hebrew University Jerusalem, under the supervision of Prof. Moshe Zimmermann and Dr. Ofer Ashkenazi. The dissertation’s title: “Imagining a Jewish State after the Holocaust: Representations of Israel in 1950s-1960s West German Films”. She completed her MFA (film directing) and MA (film Studies) at the Department of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University. Her MA Thesis, supervised by Prof. Moshe Zimmermann, won the Goldhirsh Prize for a thesis in the field of Holocaust research, 2014. She directed documentary films in Israel and Germany, supported, among others, by the Goethe Institute and EVZ Fund. She is the editor of the academic journal “Slil” for history, cinema and television, published by the Koebner Center. She was a guest scholar at the Dubnow Institute in Leipzig and at the Friedrich Meinecke Institut at the Free University Berlin with the support of Armbruster fund. Her research won The Simon Wiesenthal Prize for a dissertation in the field of Holocaust research, 2018.