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
One Meeting. Six Million Lives.
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Did You Know?
, Stanley Tucci
and Colin Firth
were the only ones nominated in this film for an Emmy in Acting (Branagh being the only one of the three to win). The three men are also the only Oscar-nominees in the film (Firth and Tucci nominated the same year). As of 2011, Colin Firth is the only one of the three who has won an Oscar. See more
Just before General Hofmann becomes ill and excuses himself, Adolf Eichman lights his cigarette twice. 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 ...
String Quintet in C Major', D.956: Adagio
Written by Franz Schubert
Performed by Ensemble Villa Musica
courtesy of Naxos of America
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