Damion Searls with Peter Stein
on Hans Keilson
Damion Searls translated the book, Comedy in a Minor Key, by the 100-year old German-Jewish resistance writer Hans Keilson. First published in 1947 and never before translated into English, Comedy in a Minor Key, a penetrating study of ordinary people resisting the Nazi occupation and a dark comedy of wartime manners, tells the story of a Dutch couple who hide a Jew during WWII. Searls is joined in conversation by Peter Stein, Executive Director of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.