The Wannsee Conference

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The Wannsee Conference ★★★½ Wannseekon-ferenz 1984

A startling, important film depicting, in real time, the conference held at the Wannsee on January 20, 1942, during which 14 members of the Nazi hierarchy decided in 85 minutes the means and logistics of effecting the Final Solution. Recreated from the original secretary's notes. Horrifying and chilling. Along with “Shoah,” a must-see for understanding the Holocaust and the psychology of ge nocide. In German with English subtitles. 87m/C VHS, DVD . GE Dietrich Mattausch, Gerd Brockmann, Friedrich Beckhaus, Robert Atzorn, Jochen Busse, Hans-Werner Bussinger, Harald Dietl, Peter Fitz, Reinhard Glemnitz, Dieter Groest, Martin Luttge, Anita Mally, Gerd Riegauer; D: Heinz Schirk; W: Paul Mommertz; C: Horst Schier.