After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually finds himself involved with the powerful organization of former SS members, called ODESSA, as well as with the Israeli secret service. Miller probes deeper and eventually discovers a link between the SS-Captain, ODESSA, and his own family. Written by
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From the Smash Suspense Novel of the Year....."THE ODESSA FILE"
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Did You Know?
The movie's opening prologue by source novelist Frederick Forsyth
reads: "This film is based on carefully documented research. There really was a secret society called Odessa, linking former members of Hitler's murderous SS, among them Roschmann, the 'butcher' of Riga Concentration Camp. Nasser [Gamal Abdel Nasser
] did seek to perfect a strike force of 400 rockets to wipe Israel off the face of the map. His key scientists were mostly from Hitler's former rocket programme. For obvious reasons the names of some people and places have been changed - Frederick Forsyth
." See more
The Mercedes 600 used by Eduard Roschmann was in fact revealed in 1963 but started production in 1965. See more
[Miller is trying to sell his editor a story based on the diary
No one wants to read about Jews.
They were GERMANS!
They were German Jews.
Referenced in Two Senoritas
Schwarzbraun ist die Haselnuss
("Black Brown is the hazelnut") (uncredited)
[Sung at the soldiers' reunion] See more