Gateway to Auschwitz
Wannsee Conference |
GATEWAY TO AUSCHWITZ
October 1941 the Nazis selected the
city of Terezin (Theresienstadt)
in Czechoslovakia for conversion
into a transit camp for Jewish deportees
en route to annihilation in the East.
In addition to a series of emotionally
powerful interviews with survivors,
the film includes rare archival photos,
paintings and drawings by ghetto
inmates, and moving scenes of a survivors'
reunion in Israel.
Tuesday January 20, 1942, at a secluded
villa in a suburb in Berlin, Reinhard
Heydrich, second to Heinrich Himmler
in the SS, convened the Wannsee Conference.
There were 15 at the meeting, including
Adolf Eichmann, and there was one
item on the agenda - "The Final Solution
of the Jewish Problem" - how to co-ordinate
the efforts of the various agencies
in a systematic extermination of
all European Jews and other "undesirables".
The meeting lasted only 85 minutes.
This film recreates that horrific
event and is regarded as one of the
most important films on The Holocaust
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