History of a Jewish family, the Oppermanns, in Berlin at the end of 1932, after Hitler has become the leader of Germany's strongest political party.
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...  Martin Oppermann 3 episodes, 1983
...  Lieselotte Oppermann 3 episodes, 1983
...  Berthold Oppermann 3 episodes, 1983
Michael Degen ...  Dr. Gustav Oppermann 3 episodes, 1983
Ilona Grübel ...  Sybil 3 episodes, 1983
Peter Fitz ...  Prof. Edgar Oppermann 3 episodes, 1983
Karola Ebeling ...  Gina 3 episodes, 1983
Britta Pohland ...  Ruth 3 episodes, 1983
Kurt Sobotka ...  Jacques Lavendel 3 episodes, 1983
Andrea Dahmen ...  Klara Lavendel, geb. Oppermann 3 episodes, 1983
Manuel Vaessen ...  Heinrich 3 episodes, 1983
Christoph Quest ...  Joachim Ranzow 3 episodes, 1983
Gert Haucke ...  Prof. Mühlheim 3 episodes, 1983
Kurt-Otto Fritsch ...  Prokurist Brieger 3 episodes, 1983
Achim Strietzel ...  Prokurist Hinze 3 episodes, 1983
Eberhard Fechner ...  Wels 3 episodes, 1983
...  Gutwetter 3 episodes, 1983
Klaus Mikoleit ...  Dr. Vogelsang 3 episodes, 1983
Otto Kurth ...  Direktor Francois 3 episodes, 1983
Elisabeth Wiedemann ...  Frau Francois 3 episodes, 1983
Martin Flörchinger ...  Geheimrat Lorenz 3 episodes, 1983
Vladimir Weigl ...  Dr. Jacoby 3 episodes, 1983
Eva Brumby ...  Oberschwester Helene 3 episodes, 1983
Rolf Schimpf ...  Schlüter 3 episodes, 1983
Evelyn Meyka ...  Bertha 3 episodes, 1983
Frank Dannenbauer ...  Franzke 3 episodes, 1983
Kurt Klopsch ...  Leschinsky - Portier 3 episodes, 1983
Rudolf Brand ...  Mellenthien, Schuldiener 3 episodes, 1983
Wolfgang Bahro ...  Kurt Baumann 3 episodes, 1983
Frank Schendler ...  Primus 3 episodes, 1983
Heinz Giese ...  Deutschnationaler 3 episodes, 1983
Henry Kielmann ...  2. Deutschnationaler 3 episodes, 1983
Manfred Günther ...  Dr. Reimers 3 episodes, 1983
Jochen Sehrndt ...  Mann mit Zigarre 3 episodes, 1983
Imogen Kogge ...  Schwester 3 episodes, 1983
Manfred Schermutzki ...  Verkäufer bei Wels 3 episodes, 1983
Karl-Friedrich Gerster ...  Wolfsohn 3 episodes, 1983
Peter Wagenbreth ...  Hinkel, Packer 3 episodes, 1983
Herbert Chwoika ...  SA-Führer 3 episodes, 1983
Michael Heinsohn ...  SA-Führer 3 episodes, 1983
Christian Mey ...  SA-Führer 3 episodes, 1983
Herbert Rüdiger ...  SA-Mann 3 episodes, 1983
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History of a Jewish family, the Oppermanns, in Berlin at the end of 1932, after Hitler has become the leader of Germany's strongest political party.

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A Remarkable and Little Known Gem from Germany
16 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

When I first saw this production many years ago, it was broadcast over the local educational TV station as part of Holocaust Observance Week. I still can recall after so much time has passed (over 25 years) just how significantly and profoundly this story then moved me.

The film deals with a subject almost unknown in the USA-----how Hitler managed to LEGITIMATELY rise to the summit of power in Germany during 1932-1933. It also shows with stunning and powerful detail the contemporaneous effect of this fact on an upper middle class Jewish family. As a cinematic lesson in history, it is unparalleled---because it is based upon a novel written at the time these events actually unfolded.

Unfortunately, "The Oppermanns" is also rare and hard to find. But the search is well worth it. Anyone who wonders how such a country as cultured as the German Weimar Republic could evolve into a Nazi dictatorship can see the relevant events take place in almost documentary-like detail. And those who believed that the signs of Hitler's danger to the world in general and the Jews in particular were years away will observe for themselves just how wrong they were.

While we are bombarded continuously by the most trivial and inconsequential "entertainment," a major accomplishment like "The Oppermanns" must languish as an undiscovered classic.

I recently had the opportunity to see this film again. Its power is undiminished----its message (if anything) is even more relevant----and its importance to us today as a great historical document is without question.


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