May 2011, arsenal cinema

Filmdokument

ER NANNTE SICH HOHENSTEIN. AUS DEM TAGEBUCH EINES DEUTSCHEN AMTSKOMMISSARS IM BESETZTEN POLEN 1940–1942, 1994

In January, the world commemorates the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp and the victims of the Holocaust. We present a film that for a TV broadcast in the early 1990s continued the cinematic tradition of the large documentary in its own program slot, which was still taken for granted at the time. In ER NANNTE SICH HOHENSTEIN. AUS DEM TAGEBUCH EINES DEUTSCHEN AMTSKOMMISSARS IM BESETZTEN POLEN 1940–1942 (GER 1994), Hans-Dieter Grabe, based on the diaries in which the Amtskommissar had given himself the pseudonym "Alexander Hohenstein," portrays the complex and contradictory character of a fellow traveler who, even when he recognizes injustice and feels empathy for the victims, fails in an opportunistic manner and gives in to his own benefits and convenience - thus making himself guilty. (Kerstin Stutterheim) An event of CineGraph Babelsberg, the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv and the Deutsche Kinemathek. (Jan. 10, introduction.: Kerstin Stutterheim)