October 26, 2014
Directed by James Moll
USA, 2006, 75 minutes
English with some subtitled German
This powerful documentary traces Monika Hertwig’s journey to accept the truth about her father Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commander portrayed by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler’s List. Monika reaches out to Helen Jonas-Rosenzweig, a woman who had been enslaved by her father during the war. More than 60 years after Goeth’s execution for war crimes, the two women meet, bringing closure, yet raising new questions.
Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion facilitated by Brad Prager, associate professor of Film Studies and German at the University of Missouri. His research areas include film history, contemporary German cinema and Holocaust studies. His publications include a book on the German director Werner Herzog and an edited volume titled Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory (2008).