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please read and respond anyone who has seen this film!!!


I know I saw *a* film regarding this conference in an undergrauate "Literature of the Holocaust" class; from user comments on the film, it sounds likely that this is the one--I definitely remember the secretary. I want to cite the film I saw as an undergrad in a paper I am writing for a graduate-level "Germany in the Twentieth-Century" class, but I just want to confirm that I'm referencing the correct documentary. I remember the impression of cigars-and-brandy that made this almost like a corporate board meeting. The fact I need to confirm was that there were maps set up in the room showing Jewish-populated areas as if they were enemy troop movements, and that even during a war, it was the Jews who were referred to as "the enemy." My paper is trying to prove that racist ideology was more important to Nazi-decision making and policy than economic or political, or even military concerns.

Thank you.

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yes your completly right in everything you stated in your post. The confrence was more like a board meeting than anything else and its sicking topic was one of jokes and puns. There were definitly maps marking Jewish terriories. I hope this has helped you.

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What's "tame" about it?



"ecce homo"

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For me as a german it is (i dont know the word for it). The Actors are from the Who is Who of the german actors. The meeting is so "normal", they speakink harmless and making dirty jokes, you might laugh. But then you remember, that they speak about a genozide. Killing millions of People. So your laugh freeze, and you have bad feelings.
Yes, the actors act, and it isn't the real "Wannsee-Konferenz", but you know, that it really happen. In this Case many, many years before my birth. But it is horrible.

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Thank you. Its good to know a German perspective.

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I know it's six years later, and you've hopefully written your paper by now; but Richard Evans' recent history "The Third Reich At War" confirms your thesis, that Nazi's racist ideology was the primary basis in its decision-making. It is a harrowing read.

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I should warn you -- he's a Fourierist.

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