Documentary Films Course – Diary of a Nazi
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 4.30 pm
Full course program
Diary of a Nazi – the Story of Wilm Hosenfeld. In the local school of Thalau, a small German town, a group of residents demanded to commemorate the Nazi officer Wilm Hosenfeld, who used to be the school principal before the war. Hosenfeld is known as the officer who saved the Jewish pianist Władysław Szpilman, in Polanski’s movie, “The Pianist”. Hosenfeld’s grandchildren explore his past, discover his personal diaries in which he described the atrocities of the Nazis, and find out that other people owe their life to their grandfather. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Hanoch Zeevi.