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Provocative.....intriguing.....punctures the closely held belief that everyday citizens and low-ranking soldiers were blameless for the crimes of the Third Reich. Very few want to think of Grandpa as a Nazi. --Los Angeles Times
Both chilling and fascinating. Impressive. --The New York Times
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This is a well-done documentary on the subject of the German Army and its participation in the Nazi genocidal project. Focusing on the 1995 Wehrmacht exhibition which first brought the crimes to public attention, it is an important introduction for those interested in the deep complicity of the Third Reich.
I must disagree with the top-rated reviewer. From a scholarly perspective, there is little doubt that the Wehrmacht was involved, AS AN ORGANIZATION in the Holocaust. MJG in his/her review simply focuses on a small attribution error in the exhibit that misidentified one Ukrainian perpetrator as a German soldier. The documentary does NOT focus on "isolated cases" nor should the crimes of the Wehrmacht be categorized as such.
Dear Amazon reader,
Beware many of the reviews here seem to be apologetic or unwilling to see the larger point which is that the German Army as an organization was a willing player in the crimes of the Third Reich.
I think this film is important, and I think it puts a lot of events in perspective. We should all be vigilant for any government sliding this direction even if it is just marginalizing a group of people who disagree in a government ideology. It's a slippery slope.
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Great doc. Many many unique interviews with Wehrmacht survivors.Published 26 days ago by richard s bruce
More navel gazing by the Germans. Not particularly well organized content and reeks of art-house pretentiousness.Published 29 days ago
Interesting points of view. Poorly paced but the subject matter makes it watchable.Published 1 month ago by Marye glatz
I learned a lot in this documentary about the German army and it also confirmed a lot of what I thought I knew. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gary L. Manning
This was a review of the role the average German soldier played in the holocaust. It also shows us how many still deny that the role was at times pure evil or immoral. Read morePublished 1 month ago by colofalc
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