The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking German officials came to the historic and far reaching decision that the Jews of Europe were to be exterminated in what would come to be known as the Holocaust. Written by
Anthony Hughes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
One Meeting. Six Million Lives.
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Did You Know?
The opening and closing of the film have Heydrich flying to and from the Wannsee Conference, which took place on January 20, 1942. However, Heydrich was officially grounded by Heinrich Himmler after he was shot down by Russian anti-aircraft in late 1941. See more
When Dr. Kritzinger leaves the meeting for the first time to go outside, the camera is by a parked car at the front of the Wannsee Conference house. As the camera moves past the car, a crew member can be seen reflected by the car's polished paintwork. See more
General Reinhard Heydrich
If we keep doing this all day we will never finish, with no disrespect to our Führer it is suspended until the close of business.
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