In January 1942, as the United States enters World War II, a conference assembles near Berlin. SS Gen. Heydrich and his associate, Lt. Eichmann call the meeting to discuss the "evacuation" of Germany's Jews and other undesirables, a code word for their extermination in concentration camps. To begin this Final Solution, they must change the mind of a small group of men opposed to the idea, led by Chancellor Kritzinger Written by
One Meeting. Six Million Lives.
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Stanley Tucci is the only American actor in the production, yet he was not asked to affect a British accent to match the other members of the production. See more
As the attendees discuss the Soviet counterattack on the Moscow front, they mention the death of Field Marshal von Reichenau and his replacement by a general "who has never commanded a single regiment" (a reference to General Paulus). Reichenau was the commander of the Sixth Army which was part of Army Group South, and was in no way involved in the battles on the Moscow front. See more
Adolph Hitler invaded Poland in September, 1939, starting WWII. By the winter of 1942, his armies were freezing and starving in the snows of Russia, where his best general had died of a heart attack, and America had entered the war. For the first time, Hitler's dream of a German empire to last 1,000 years was in doubt. While he hired and fired generals and the winter grew colder 15 of his officials were ordered from their commands and ministries to meet in a quiet lakeside ...
Version of Die Wannseekonferenz
String Quintet in C Major', D.956: Adagio
Written by Franz Schubert
Performed by Ensemble Villa Musica
courtesy of Naxos of America
by arrangement with Source Q See more