An Impressive film
Klaus Wenzel, the honorary president of the Bavarian Teachers' Association (BLLV)
There are several reasons why this film, which depicts the circumstances and fate of a Jewish family is so impressive. First of all, because of its convincing visual images, secondly, for its painstakingly researched topic and thirdly, for the challenging subject matter.
It is also impressive, that despite the harrowing, as well as moving story, no form of pathos or melodramatics is used. Salient facts are objectively presented, historical developments described and episodes narrated, without any interpretative commentary, nor value judgements and above all without indoctrination.
The film depicts objectively and with a wealth of valuable information the methods used by the brutal Nazi regime initially to intimidate, then exploit, persecute and finally murder the Jews.
In the meantime, the film has been shown to countless young people and adults. Up to now experience has shown that this medium is ideally suited for use in schools. Whether the
focus is on politics, history, or democratic values, religion or ethics: the film offers not only reliable information, but also provides impulses for an in-depth examination of our
responsibility for strengthening democracy and the inviolability of human rights. In addition, this film is a valuable and very suitable medium for all forms of adult education.
Honorary President of the Bavarian Teachers' Association (BLLV)
Member of the Board of Trustees of the program "Democratic Action
Member of the Board of Trustees of the "Förderprogramm Demokratisch Handeln"