Twilight Zone: Season 3, Episode 9

Deaths-Head Revisited (10 Nov. 1961)
"The Twilight Zone" Deaths-Head Revisited (original title)

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A former German SS captain returns to Dachau concentration camp and begins reminiscing on the power he enjoyed there, until he finds himself on trial by those who died at his hands.

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Alfred Becker
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Gunther Lutze, a former captain in Hitler's SS, decides to return to the area that contains the remnants of Dachau concentration camp. As he revels in the memories of the days when he had tortured prisoners, prisoner Alfred Becker appears before his eyes. What he does not realize is Becker is an ghostly apparition, and plans to put Lutze on "trial" for crimes against humanity for the torture and killing of the prisoners that were held in the camp. It is one trial Lutze may regret. Written by Pat McCurry

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Notably, the ending narration includes the words "the Twilight Zone" in the middle rather than at the end. See more »

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This episode was set in 1962, 17 years after the end of the war and Dachau is shown as abandoned. However, after the war it remained open, first as a prison and then as a refugee camp until the mid-1960s. See more »

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[first lines]
Innkeeper: Yes, sir?
SS Captain Gunther Lutze: I've just arrived in town. Do you have accommodations here?
Innkeeper: I can give you a lovely front room overlooking the square. Would you care to see it?
SS Captain Gunther Lutze: I'm sure it will be satisfactory.
[signs in; the innkeeper looks at his face with a frightened look, he looks up]
SS Captain Gunther Lutze: Yes? Anything wrong?
Innkeeper: No, sir.
[looks at what Lutze signed]
Innkeeper: Mr. Schmidt.
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Excellent acting...
2 October 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Oscar Beregi Jr. stars as Alfred Becker, a Nazi commandant who has snuck back into Germany to reminisce about the good old days--back when he was in charge of the Dachau concentration camp! While the idea of such an evil man leaving his sanctuary in South America to walk down his sick "memory lane" is exceptionally hard to believe, what follows is an excellent discussion of the horrors of such prisons. This occurs when an old prisoner (Joseph Schildkraut) appears in the camp as Becker is walking through the old remnants of the camp. He recounts the many horrors that Becker was responsible for and convenes a trial of the dead to pass judgment on the man and his actions.

I agree with Hitchcoc in their review that there really isn't any new ground covered in the episode but also agree that the acting was excellent. This makes the episode worth seeing and a standout.


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