Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Documentary Hitler's Children at Crossroads International Film Festival


Hitlers children movie poster

Hitler's Children is a powerful documentary made by director and producer, Chanoch Ze’evi. The film was first broadcast on Israeli TV – Channel 2 on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day. It features interviews with children or relatives of infamous, high ranking Nazis. 

"During press interviews, director and producer Chanoch Ze’evi revealed that a personal meeting with the former secretary of Hitler, Traudl Junge, in her flat in Munich, was the trigger that led to the production of “Hitler’s Children". “When I sat in front of her I suddenly understood that the need to try and understand the roots of evil that led to the horrors of the Holocaust was an integral part of its narrative. I understood that the dialogue with the “other side” can teach us many new things about the fertile ground on which the hatred grew while, as descendants take responsibility for their families' and nations' crimes, simultaneously conveying a message of hope for the future”. (Quote from publicity materials).

Film locations: several locations in Poland and Santa Fe, New Mexico  
Languages: German, English and Hebrew - English Subtitles All Screenings are at the Darkside Cinema, Downtown Corvallis, Oregon:
  • Sunday, February 9 at 6:30 pm
  • Sunday, February 16 at 4:00 pm
Admission $6, all proceeds support Crossroads International programs. 

Join us after the film screening for a discussion led by Professor Paul Kopperman of Oregon State University. Dr. Kopperman is a professor of History and chair of the Holocaust Memorial Committee at Oregon State University.  Among his course offerings is “The Holocaust in Its History,” a baccalaureate-core course that is available online as well as on the Oregon State campus.

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For information about other films showing at the 2014 Crossroads International Film Festival visit crossroadsosu.blogspot.com